Joan Baranow is the author of In the Next Life, Living Apart, and two poetry chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, The Paris Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry East, JAMA, Spillway, and elsewhere. A VCCA fellow and member of the Community of Writers, she founded the Low-Residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Dominican University of CA. In 2020 she edited Still You: Poems of Illness and Healing, an anthology of poetry published through Wolf Ridge Press, an independent poetry press she formed with her husband David Watts. Together, they produced the PBS documentary Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine (2008). Her feature-length documentary, The Time We Have (2018), presents an intimate portrait of a teenager facing terminal illness.
Marin County Free Library Marin Poets Live! interview with Joan Baranow by Neshama Franklin
Poetry video of Joan's poem, "Looking Ahead," from Blank Verse Films