Joanna McKethan’s poetry appears in such literary magazines as Quiet Diamonds, Asheville Poetry Review, Pembroke Magazine,
Iodine Poetry Journal, Crucible, Bay Leaves, Kakalak, and The Cairn, St. Andrews.
She was a finalist in the North Carolina Writer’s Network Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. She also won: 1st Place in the 2007 Writer’s
Digest Unrhymed Poetry Contest; 1st Place in Crucible’s Sam Ragan Prize; 1st Place for Arizona’s Sand-cutters; 2nd Place in the 2020
Orchard Street Press Poetry Contest; and was a Finalist for the Pinesong Poet Laureate Award.
Selected as a North Carolina Writer-in-Residence in 2003, she studied under Fred Chappell in the Elizabeth Daniels-Squire Program at Peace College. She was Writer-in-Residence at Weymouth (Southern Pines, North Carolina) and with The Arts Council (Mount St. Francis, Indiana.
Anthology publications include: Weymouth, an Anthology and Emigration-Immigration Diversity (edited by Thomas Crowley and Jaki Shelton Green.
Joanna has traveled extensively in Europe and now lives on her beloved land with husband Sandy.