Extended Bio

jw_about_imgJoni Wallace is the author of three books of poetry: Kingdom Come Radio Show (forthcoming, Barrow Street, 2016), finalist for the Colorado Prize, the Besmilr Brigham Award, Word Works’ Washington Prize, and AROHO’s To the Lighthouse Award and the Colorado Prize; Blinking Ephemeral Valentine (Four Way Books, 2011), winner of the Levis Prize (selected by Mary Jo Bang); Red Shift (Kore Press, 2001), which garnered a fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She earned her MFA at the University Montana, and a BA and JD from the University of New Mexico.

Recipient of a Four Way Books sponsored residency at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, a fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and most recently, a residency at Gullkistan Center for the Arts in Laugarvatn, Iceland, Joni’s poetry has been featured on the website for the Poetry Society of America, and appears in journals such as Boston Review, Conduit, Connotations Press, Gulf Coast, Crazyhorse, West Branch Wired, The Volta, Interrupture, Laurel Review, Perihelion Review, and is anthologized in Privacy Policy, The Poetry of Surveillance (ed. Andrew Ridker). Her sound and video work has been featured on textsound.org and The Drunken Boat.

Joni lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she has worked extensively as a teaching artist in schools and community programs. In conjunction with author Richard Shelton’s long-running writing programs for inmates, she facilitated the inaugural writing workshop for women inmates at the Arizona State Prison in Perryville, Arizona. Joni currently teaches at the University of Arizona Poetry Center and works as a freelance editor and writer.

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