at the confluence of culture and creativity 

Joan Roberta Ryan

After heading her own direct marketing agency for over thirty years, Joan Roberta Ryan now lives in Taos, New Mexico, where she indulges her passions for writing poetry, skiing, hiking, and cooking Mediterranean foods. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Nimrod, The Atlanta Review, Roanoke Review, Calyx, Concho River Review, Off The Coast, Prick of the Spindle, Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, and other venues, as well as in the anthology Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai (FutureCycle Press).