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Joan E. Bauer

Joan E. Bauer

Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008). With Judith Robinson and Sankar Roy, she co-​edited Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami (Bayeux Arts and Rupa & Co, 2005). For some years she worked as a teacher and counselor and now divides her time between Venice, CA and Pittsburgh, PA, where she co-​hosts and curates the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series.

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