Photo Credit: Hannah Kitchin Stewart

Joan Barasovska

b. 1952

Current City, State, Country

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Joan Barasovska lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She will host a poetry series at McIntyre’s Books beginning in 2023. She serves as VP of Membership on the Board of the North Carolina Poetry Society. For thirty-five years, Joan has been an academic therapist in private practice. Her poems have appeared in Kakalak, San Pedro River Review, Flying South, Crossing the Rift, Red Fez, Speckled Trout Review, Main Street Rag, among other journals and anthologies. In 2020 Joan was nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize. Joan is the author of Birthing Age (Finishing Line Press, 2018), Carrying Clare (Main Street Rag, 2022), and Orange Tulips (Redhawk Publications, 2022).

Published Works

Orange Tulips (RedHawk Publications, 2022)
Carrying Clare (Main Street Rag, 2022)
Birthing Age (Finishing Line Press, 2018)

Links to Sample Works

Current Title

academic therapist in private practice


M.Ed. Temple University

Subject Matter