Swift, Joan

Joan Swift is the author of four books of poetry: This Element (Alan Swallow, 1965), Parts of Speech (Confluence, 1978), The Dark Path of Our Names (Dragon Gate, 1985) and The Tiger Iris (BOA, 1999). The latter two were winners of Washington State Governor’s Awards. She has been awarded three NEA Fellowships, a Washington State Artists grant, an award from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.