Joan Gelfand Author, "The Long Blue Room,"'Here and Abroad', 'A Dreamer's Guide to Cities and Streams' and 'Seeking Center'

Joan’s poetry, fiction, reviews, essays and letters have appeared in national and international anthologies and literary journals including Rattle, Kalliope, The Toronto Quarterly, The Huffington Post, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, the newversenews, and The MacGuffin. Joan teaches for Poetry Inside Out and is the Immediate Past President of the Women’s National Book Association. Her books are "The Long Blue Room," “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” (San Francisco Bay Press, 2009); “Here & Abroad,” a chapbook of short fiction (winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Award); and “Seeking Center” (Two Bridges Press, 2006). “Transported,” a spoken-word CD with original music, can be found on iTunes and at To learn more about Joan, visit

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