Joan K. Selby

About Author


Joan K. Selby is an accomplished writer and educator, known for her captivating poetry and dedication to the literary community. Born in the picturesque city of San Rafael, California, Joan’s love for words and storytelling developed at a young age and continued to flourish as she ventured across various states in pursuit of her passion.

Throughout her career, Joan has resided in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and currently resides in Maryland. In each of these locations, she has made a significant impact as a teacher, writer, and advocate for the arts. Her work has been featured in numerous small presses, showcasing her talent and unique perspective on life, love, and the human experience.

In addition to her writing endeavors, Joan has made invaluable contributions to the literary community through her involvement with the Hagerstown Writing Group. For several years, she has hosted and nurtured a supportive space for writers to gather, share their work, and inspire one another. Her dedication to fostering creativity and facilitating growth within the writing community is evident in the impact she has had on aspiring authors.

As a testament to her commitment to the craft, Joan pursued a Masters degree at Frostburg State University, where she developed the first interdisciplinary program in Writing as Therapy. Recognizing the power of writing as a tool for healing and self-expression, Joan’s pioneering work in this field showcases her innovative and compassionate approach to literature.

Now, with the release of Love Warp, her debut collection of poetry, Joan K. Selby invites readers into her world of emotions, introspection, and lyrical beauty. Each poem within this remarkable collection reflects her keen observations, raw emotions, and thoughtful reflections on life’s complexities.

Joan’s writing is a testament to her ability to capture the essence of human experiences, inviting readers to explore the depths of their own hearts and minds. Her words resonate with authenticity, vulnerability, and a deep understanding of the human condition.

With Love Warp, Joan K. Selby establishes herself as a poetic force to be reckoned with, captivating readers with her evocative imagery, lyrical language, and profound insights. Her debut collection is a testament to her talent, dedication, and unwavering passion for the written word.