Joanne M. Clarkson’s fourth poetry collection, Believing the Body, was published spring 2014 by Gribble Press. This fall she was awarded a GAP grant from Artist Trust. Joanne’s poems have appeared recently in Rhino, Nimrod, Pudding Magazine and Saranac Review . She serves on the Board of the Olympia Poetry Network and is Poet-in-Residence for the Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance. She has a Master’s Degree in English and has taught but currently works as a Registered Nurse specializing in Hospice and Community Nursing.