Joanna Ruocco holds an MFA from Brown and a PhD from the University of Denver. She is the author of The Mothering Coven
(Ellipses Press, 2009), Man’s Companions
(Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010), A Compendium of Domestic Incidents
(which won the 2009 Noemi Press Fiction Chapbook Contest; judged by Rikki Ducornet) and Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych
(which won the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize; judged by Ben Marcus).