I am ashamed to say I have had these poems a year and lost them in the pile of everyday life. But the good news is they are not lost now. I think Joie would understand. Bad news travels on a slow road to the Ozarks. I found out about Joie’s passing not too long ago.
I first met her in books, then through email, and then in a short interview when I was with Outsider Writers . She also appeared in my Not Your Bitch series as #4. I loved her work and talking with her and brought her with me to deuce coupe and rusty truck. In our interview I asked her her top female poet of all time…I expected someone famous, maybe someone tragic…Joie gave me this:
Fave female poet of all time: The little girl with a pen in her hand somewhere in Nowheresville, Planet Earth—writing her heart out!