About Josie Emmons Turner

I am a poet, educator, traveler, art lover. My career has been divided between all of these fields for over 30 years.

In 2011 – 2013 I was honored to serve as Tacoma Poet Laureate and my poetry has been published in High Shelf Press, California Quarterly, Floating Bridge Review, Creative Colloquy, and other journals and anthologies. In addition to writing poetry, I have also written fiction and non-fiction prose.

I am a National Board Certified Teacher and have taught AP Literature,Senior English, and Writing at the secondary level, introductory writing classes at the post-secondary level, as well as poetry workshops and seminars.

I hold a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. My BA is in Humanities (Music and Journalism) from Seattle University.

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