Joan Houlihan

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Joan Houlihan is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Shadow-feast (Four Way Books, 2018). A sixth collection, It Isn’t a Ghost if it Lives in Your Chest, is forthcoming in 2021. She is part-time Professor of Practice at Clark University in Worcester, MA and serves on the faculty of Lesley University’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program in Cambridge, MA. Houlihan founded and directs the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference.

  • Blind Trust

    In the nod of a cow as, stiff-legged,
  • AS IN A SACK | STILL HEARD | BREATH THEY COULDN’T

    AS IN A SACK held shut by cord,