Joanna Penn Cooper // Writer, Teacher, Editor.

Joanna Penn Cooper is the author of The Itinerant Girl's Guide to Self-Hypnosis (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014), a book of lyrical prose vignettes, andWhat Is a Domicile (Noctuary Press, 2014), a book of poetry. Joanna holds a Ph.D. in English (American literature) from Temple University and an MFA in Poetry from New England College.  In her teaching career, she has held full-time visiting positions at Marquette University and Fordham University.  Joanna currently works as an editor at Trio House Press; curates "Approaching Mystery," a flash essay series at Sick Pilgrim; and teaches 6-week community workshops on memoir writing in Durham, NC and online.  


(photo by Lis Tyroler Photography)

(photo by Lis Tyroler Photography)


 Joanna has worked with writers in business, the academic world, and the arts.  In addition to her work as an editor of poetry and creative nonfiction, she is an experienced editor of scholarly articles, business proposals, artist statements, and website copy.  If you are interested in editing services or manuscript consultations, contact Joanna for rates and availability.  


(detail from  Oileán Bhríde I  by Simone Kearney)

(detail from Oileán Bhríde I by Simone Kearney)

BOOKS & Publications

NEW CHAPBOOK IN OCTOBER: When We Were Fearsome, Ethel 2018

What is a Domicile, Noctuary Press, 2014

The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014

Crown, Ravenna Press, 2014, Winner of the Cathlamet Prize

 Mesmer, Dancing Girl Press, 2010