Select Page

Joy Manesiotis | writer

Joy Manesiotis | writer

Joy Manesiotis | writer

Joy Manesiotis is the author of They Sing to Her Bones, which won the New Issues Poetry Prize from New Issues Press. Individual poems and essays have appeared widely in literary journals, including The American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, Virginia Quarterly Review and Poetry International, as well as in translation, in the Romanian journal, Scrisul Romanesc.

She has presented A Short History of Anger: A Staged Reading, an excerpt drawn from a book-length hybrid manuscript and comprised of a Speaker and Greek Chorus, at various international festivals and universities in Europe and the US, including the Transnational Creatives Festival, Bath, UK; Voices Series, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, UK; and Stockholm University, Sweden.

Her essay, “What I Learned in Art School,” was listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2011. Among other awards, Manesiotis has received fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Graves Award, and Ragdale Foundation. In May, 2012, her poems were dropped over Nicosia, Cyprus as part of Spring Poetry Rain, an international cultural event to help foster peace in the last divided city in Europe.

She teaches in the Creative Writing Department at the University of Redlands, in California, where she also directs The Visiting Writers Series.