Joan Hanna

New Jersey, United States

Joan Hanna was born and raised in Philadelphia and now lives in New Jersey with her husband Craig. Her chapbook, Threads, Finishing Line Press, was named a Finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Joan holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University and has published poetry, nonfiction, fiction and book reviews in various online and print journals. Joan teaches creative writing at Rowan University and also works as Assistant Managing Editor for River Teeth, A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative and Assistant Editor, Nonfiction/Poetry for r.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal. Follow her personal blog at


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  • Threads , Finishing Line Press (April 22, 2013)


  • 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist(2014)


  • Adjunct Professor, Creative Writing at Rowan University, Glassboro NJ (September 2012 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University, Ashland Ohio (August 2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Writing Arts from Rowan University, Glassboro NJ (May 2009)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry