Meet the Poet
Mary Jo Balistreri
Mary Jo Balistreri has two full books of published poetry, Joy in the Morning and Gathering the Harvest, both published by Bellowing Ark Press, and a chapbook, Best Brothers, published by Tiger's Eye Press. She has recent work in The Kentucky Review, Whispers, Plainsongs, The Tiger's Eye, Avocet, Crab Creek Review, Quill and Parchment, The Heron's Nest, Acorn, and A Hundred Gourds. The Poetry Storehouse has offered videos and a sound scape of two of her poems. She has six Pushcart nominations and two Best of the Net selections. Mary Jo is one of the founders of Grace River Poets, an outreach for women's shelters, churches, and schools. She maintains a website, to which she invites your visit. Read.