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Joan Canby

Joan Canby

Born: May 17 1948 in Santa Barbara California, USA
Resides: Garland, Texas, USA
E-mail: joancanby (at) juno (dot) com

Joan Canby has her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She spent her career as a technical writer. She’s been published in Frogpond, Main Street Rag, Broken Plate, and California Quarterly. Her chapbook Metaxe was published in 2010. Her upcoming book Cascades will be published by Assure Press. She lives in Dallas.

Selected Work
chickadee solo
curious sky
listen to crow’s
serenade at
the patient’s door
snow-tire chains
hang from barn door
in august sun
on the beach
cartwheeling until
tide overturns
surgery hour
a camellia bud
skeleton tree
reflected in blue creek
hospice time


“ice-sleet” - Haiku Page Issue 10, 2020; “listen to crow’s” - Ouachita Life, February 2021; “snow-tire chains” - Frogpond vol. 43:2, spring/summer 2020; “on the beach” - Bundled Wildflowers: Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology 2020; “surgery hour” - Haiku Society of America Member’s Anthology 2021; “skeleton tree” - Ouachita Life, June 2020.

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