Joan Colby has 7 published books of poetry including The Atrocity Book, The Lonely Hearts Killers, How the Sky Begins to Fall, The Boundary Waters, Blue Woman Dancing in the Nerve. She has over 900 poems in such periodicals as Poetry, Grand Street, Western Humanities Review, Gargoyle, North American Review, Atlanta Review, and others. She is a recipient of a Literary Fellowship and two Literary Awards from the Illinois Arts Council plus numerous other awards. She is editor of Illinois Racing News, the official publication for the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation and she lives on a small horse farm in northern Illinois. She blogs at http://poetjm.blogspot.com and http://poemshorses.blogspot.com.