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Cutting to the core of human experience, these are poems to sink your teeth into.

Juicy, bright, and often bittersweet, this is poetry for people who long to be moved.

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First you must realize you’re homesick for all the lives you’re not living. Then, you must commit to the road and the rising loneliness. To the sincere thrill of coming apart.

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A creative community designed 

A creative community designed 

to revitalize your writing practice.

to revitalize your writing practice.

We’re a vibrant community of poets, novelists, playwrights, and those who simply love to write. No matter where you are in your journey, from seasoned writer to just starting out, this is a place to nourish your practice, find community, and reach your goals.

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Writing with Joy was every bit as wonderful as I hoped it would be. She paired instruction with practice so beautifully, and the workshop felt equal parts informative and productive. She radiated warmth and humanity throughout, making each participant feel seen and heard. Joy shows you how every moment can be a poem, and every writer a poet. 10/10 would recommend her workshops.
— Katie 

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Joy’s class helped remind me that writing poetry is a way to become more intimate with my own humanity. And, while that's a deep assignment, it can be done with ease, tenderness, and embodiment.

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I’m a poet and educator. 

I hold a masters degree in poetry and served as the poet-in-residence for the Wexner Center for the Arts. I also lead transformative writing workshops for individuals who have experienced trauma and have guest-lectured in classrooms from Stanford to Florida State University.  

I call Portland, Oregon home. 

Hi, I’m Joy