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Participants: Joy Howard

Joy Howard

Joy Howard worked for many years in social services, innovating and developing new approaches to fostering. After retirement, she returned to her life-long love of poetry and launched a second career as a publisher with Grey Hen Press. Joy's poems have featured in several anthologies, including Grey Hen’s first publication, Second Bite, and her poems have been published in Sofia, Sphinx, The Interpreter’s House, ARTEMISpoetry, The Frogmore Papers, Orbis and online in Lavender Review. Her collection based on her ‘coming out’ experiences in the 80s, Exit Moonshine, was a Grey Hen publication in 2009. Her second collection, Refurbishment, was published by Ward Wood in 2011.

StAnza 2013 Events:

Fri 08 March | Grey Hen Press Showcase
Joy Howard, Angela Kirby, Christine Webb, Ann Drysdale and Kate Foley
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

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