Instructor

Joanna Penn Cooper

Joanna Penn Cooper writes and teaches flash memoir, lyric essays, and poetry, and she is the author of The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis (Brooklyn Arts Press) and What Is a Domicile (Noctuary Press). Her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day feature, as well as South Dakota Review, Vinyl, On the Seawall, Poetry International, and other journals. Joanna holds a Ph.D. in English from Temple University and an MFA from New England College, and in her teaching career, she has held full-time visiting positions at Marquette University and Fordham University.  Joanna is a frequent contributor to Good Letters, the online component of Image Journal. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Joanna Cooper provides so many thought provoking essays and writing prompts. Those ideas opened me to new writing styles I’ve never considered. My writing always feels worthy and accepted and her critiques have been honest and helped move me forward on my writing journey.

Marie Richmond