Meet the Author
JOAN SELIGER SIDNEY is writer-in-residence at the University of Connecticut’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. She also facilitates “Writing for Your Life,” an adult writing workshop. Her dream-came-true job was teaching creative writing at the Université de Grenoble, France.
She has published two chapbooks, Deep Between the Rocks (Andrew Mountain, 1985) and The Way the Past Comes Back (The Kutenai Press, 1991). Her poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, Louisville Review, Kaleidoscope, and Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry. She has received fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her poems published in 2003 were nominated for a Pushcart Prize XXIX. She lives in Storrs, Connecticut, with her husband. Their four adult children are thriving.