Joan Baranow

Joan Baranow’s sixth collection, Reading Szymborska in a Time of Plague, won the Brick Road Poetry contest and was published in June 2023. Much of the book centers around the covid-19 pandemic; many were inspired by Galway Kinnell’s “Sheffield Ghazals.” Michael Waters says, “Whether writing elegies or confronting her own mortality, Baranow leans toward community for consolation and renewal.” More info here.