Joan Michelson’s publications include The Family Kitchen, The Finishing Line Press, USA, 2018; Landing Stage, prize publication, SPM Publishers UK, 2017; Bloomvale Home, Original Plus Books, UK, 2016; Toward The Heliopause, Poetic Matrix Press, USA 2011. Her writing has been selected for British Council and Arts Council anthologies of New Writing. She was Crouch End Poet Laureate from 2012-2015. Her poem ‘Muslim Girl’ won the The Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize in 2012 and her poem ‘Self-Portrait With Secret’ was a winner of the Members’ Poems competition in the winter 2016 issue of The Poetry Society’s Poetry News. Originally from New England, Joan lives in London.