Joann Boswell
Joann Renee Boswell is a teacher, mother, photographer and poet currently living in Camas, WA with her partner and three children. Before having children, Joann taught and directed high school theatre in Washington state. Joann loves rainy days filled with coffee, books, handholding, moody music and sci-fi shows. Some places she’s been published include VoiceCatcher, Western Friend, The Martian Chronicle, otoliths and Mothers Always Write. Her first book of poetry, Cosmic Pockets, is expected May 2020 through Fernwood Press. You can read more at


  1. What an unusual poem! Thank you, Joann. I’ve never seen a poem with this format before. Just e.e. cummings type poems spread out on the page, sometimes in interesting patterns.

    To me it’s comparing the migration of butterflies to the migration of humans, especially refugees. A very important topic, a concern of all Christians and all women. Perfect for this website. Your words “like so much snow” remind me of the baby in Syria whose death from the cold was reported Feb. 14.

  2. Thank you, Anne! My friend introduced me to this style of poetry. This topic felt like it fit perfectly for the style, with the dividing line. Thank you again for your kind words. I’m grateful.


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