Joanne Leva


Author of the poetry collection, Eve Would Know (2017), published by Kelsay Books, Joanne Leva is an advocate for creative writing and community service. She is founder and Executive Director of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program (MCPL) and founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tekpoet, an online poetry manuscript services company.

Leva’s poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Peace is a Haiku Song (The Foundry Books), 50 Over Fifty (PS Books), Apiary, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Rag Queen Periodical, Mad Poet’s Review, Bucks County Writer, Transcendent Visions, among others.

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Artistic Statement:
Joanne offers poetic insight with the same tenacity with which she approaches her writing life. She has conducted an exhaustive effort to relate the theory of postminimalism to poetry on the page. Her disciplined method of exploration begins with recognizing the significance and brevity of the present moment. This awareness is the foundation for many of her poems.