Ms. Joan Glass

Connecticut, United States

Member Since: 10/04/2021

 Joan Kwon Glass's first full-length poetry collection, “Night Swim,” won the 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest. Her chapbook “How to Make Pancakes for a Dead Boy” won the Harbor Editions Marginalia Chapbook Contest. She is also the author of the chapbook “If Rust Can Grow on the Moon” (Milk & Cake Press, 2022). In 2021 she was a Runner-Up for the Sundress Publications Chapbook Contest, a finalist for the Harbor Review Editor’s Prize, the Subnivean Award & the Lumiere Review Writing Contest. Joan is a graduate of Smith College & serves as Poet Laureate for the city of Milford, CT & as Poetry Co-Editor for West Trestle Review. She has spent the past 20 years as an educator in the Connecticut public schools. Her poems have recently been published or are forthcoming in Diode, The Rupture, Nelle, Rattle, Pirene’s Fountain, SWWIM, Dialogist, South Florida Poetry Journal, Honey Literary, Mom Egg, Rust & Moth, Lantern Review & many others. Joan has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net.


Twitter Username: @joanpglass


  • Diode Editions Book Contest(2021)
  • Harbor Editions Marginalia Chapbook Contest(2021)


  • Social Studies Teacher (August 2015 - )
  • Director of Gifted Education & Social Studies (June 2004 - June 2011)
  • Social Studies & Alternative Education Teacher (September 1999 - June 2004)


  • Bachelor of Arts in History/Women's Studies from Smith College (May 1998)
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Smith College (August 1999)
  • Master of Science in Special Education from Quinnipiac University (June 2019)

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