Joan Houlihan

Joan Houlihan

Joan Houlihan- The Us
The Concord Poetry Center
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Joan Houlihan is author of three books, most recently The Us, from Tupelo Press (2009). The Mending Worm, winner of the New Issues Press Green Rose Award, was published in 2006. In 2003 Hand-Held Executions: Poems & Essays was published by Del Sol Press. She is staff reviewer for the Contemporary Poetry Review as well as author of a series of essays on contemporary poetry called Boston Comment, archived online at bostoncomment.com.

Her work has appeared in many journals and magazines, including Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry, Harvard Review, Gettysburg Review, Poetry International, Fulcrum, Pleiades, Passages North, and VOLT, and has been anthologized in The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (University of Iowa Press) and in The Book of Irish-American Poetry—Eighteenth Century to Present (University of Notre Dame Press).

Houlihan founded the Concord Poetry Center in 2004 and the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference in 2006. She teaches in Lesley University’s MFA Low-Residency Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Emerson College in Boston and Columbia University in New York.