Joanna Pearson is the author of Oldest Mortal Myth, winner of the 2012 Donald Justice Prize, as well as the young adult novel The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills (Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, 2011), and the forthcoming short story collection Every Human Love (Acre Books, 2019).
Joanna Pearson’s poetry has appeared recently in Best New Poets 2010, Blackbird, The New Criterion, River Styx, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. She recently completed both her MD and her M.F.A. at the Johns Hopkins University, and is now in the midst of her residency training as a physician at Johns Hopkins. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, Matthew.