Joan Bransfield Graham


Author and poet Joan Bransfield Graham has been widely published in anthologies, textbooks, and magazines. She earned a degree in Elementary Education from Rowan University and has studied art at University of San Francisco, writing at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and poetry at University of California Los Angeles. Graham's most recent book for children, The Poem That Will Not End: Fun with Poetic Forms and Voices (2014), is a NCTE Notable Poetry Book, winner of the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and recipient of a Eureka! Silver Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. Her books Splish Splash (1994) and Flicker Flash (1999)—concrete poems about water and light—inspire students to write their own poetry. Both books were School Library Journal Best Books of the Year and NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, among other honors. A former teacher, Graham has given hundreds of presentations at schools, libraries, and conferences worldwide. She lives in California. Source