Meet the Author
Bronx native JOAN CUSACK HANDLER’s first poetry collection, GlOrious, debuted in 2003 and was hailed as “an open field verse bildungsroman of adulthood” by Publishers Weekly. Its companion CD was produced in 2007. Recipient of four Pushcart nominations and The Sampler Award from The Boston Review, her poems have appeared in Agni, The New York Times, Poetry East and Seattle Review. She’s Founder/Publisher of CavanKerry Press and a clinical psychologist and lives in Fort Lee, NJ and East Hampton, NY with her husband, Alan, a retired psychologist. Their one son, David, is co-founder of (Le) Poisson Rouge, a music/ arts venue at the former Village Gate in NYC.