Joan E. Day started late in her life to "get serious" about poetry when she graduated with an AA from Ventura College at the age of 65. Making up for lost time, she has been active in four poetry groups, has won several poetry contests including first place in the E.P. Foster Library's Arts Tales contest and has been published in VC Voices, AsKew, DanceScene Magazine, and the Ventura County Star newspaper several times. This year her poetry has been featured in two anthologies, Windows and An Island of Egrets.
Along with Roe Estep and Doris Vernon, she has co-authored two Haiku/Senrya chapbooks. She has been a featured reader at The Artists Union Gallery and Friday on Saturday Poetry venue at Bell Arts in Ventura and was invited to read at the Pat Pincus Poetry Festival in Brentwood, CA and with a group read at the Thousand Oaks Library and the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
Getting involved in more performance poetry, she has performed at Zoey's Cafe, West Hollywood Book Fair and most recently at the Speaking Movement Evening of Dance Performance at Moorpark College.
Her motto: You are never too old to try something new.