has an M. F. A. degree from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. Her poems have been published in Poetry Northwest, The Sewanee Theological Review, Mid-American Review, Cutbank, Poet Magazine,
and the anthology Leaves by Night, Flowers by Day.
Joy lives on a farm near Keota, Iowa with her husband Trent and teaches
poetry at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.