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Joan Iversen Goswell

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Joan Iversen Goswell (born Joan Iversen, May 23, 1939, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.; usually signs her work “joan iversen goswell”), American former equestrian competitor and current haiku poet and book artist specializing in one-of-a-kind handmade artists books that have been shown nationally and internationally. Her haiku, haibun, and rengay have been published in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Mayfly, Tundra, and Woodnotes and anthologized in Timepieces: Haiku Week-at-a-Glance (1994 and 1997), William J. Higginson’s Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (1996), The Thin Curve (Red Moon Anthology 1999), several Yuki Teikei Haiku Society members’ anthologies, the Snapshot Haiku Calendar (2020), and the World Haiku Series (Akita, Japan, 2019). Goswell has been a multiple prizewinner in the Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contests (1995–2012) and the San Francisco International Contest (1994) and served as a judge in the Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest 2016. She also studies cha no yu, the Japanese tea ceremony, and lives on a farm in Valencia, Pennsylvania.

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Updated on July 17, 2022