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Welcome to the author page of poet, writer, Virgo, hopeless romantic, and crafter, Joanna Imogen Davidson. Visit often to stay up to date on events, blog posts, publications, and anything else I can think of putting here.

Check out my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/shrikesong

Author Bio:

Poet and playwright Joanna Imogen Davidson serves as Poetry Editor for Treehouse literary magazine. Her ten-minute play “Unfolding” was read recently at the Women's Theatre Festival's Occupy the Stage 2018. In 2015 she was a student in the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies Witness: Appalachia to Hatteras and Heron Clan IV. A native of Wilkes County, NC, she can't help but draw much from her Appalachian heritage and accent even while living in other parts of the state.

Davidson is a queer, transgender woman, a southern belle with love of hats and an unfortunate penchant for verbosity who has worked in many fields more recently freelancing as a writer and IT consultant. She hones her activism along with her writing career and volunteers with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, as well as helping run the Trans & GNC Closet at the LGBTQ Center of Durham. Davidson also is a member of the North Carolina Writers' Network and the North Carolina Poetry Society. A Virgo that writes poems, plays, and short stories, she has the irrational expectation of actually finishing a novel someday.

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I have an immense fascination with thistles, moss, waterfalls, and fog, as well as birds of prey, especially shrikes and kestrels. I loved living in and around Durham, NC. Would love to move back sometime. Big fan of NC Courage, Partick Thistle, and West Coast Eagles. Very active in volunteering with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition. Always interested in reading and listening to poetry, so I go to a lot of poetry readings and open mics in the area. Would also love to do more storytelling, but have been focusing on my poetry so much lately.

And, Yes, Yes, YES, I love hats. Of all kinds. Except baseball caps, not a fan of those.

Favorite authors currently include Lloyd Alexander, Tamora Pierce, Stephen R. Donaldson, Elizabeth Moon, Octavia E. Butler, Elia (Charles Lamb), Lee Smith, Henry James, Aldous Huxley, and Terry Pratchett. Favorite poets currently include Beth Gylys, Traci Brimhall, Jaki Shelton Green, Lucille Clifton, Anne Sexton, Amiri Baraka, Debra Kaufman, and Brad Leithauser.

Public key found at: https://keybase.io/shrikesong/

In case you're wondering, Shrikesong is a name I use online some as well as the name of a character I created for some stories. Hopefully, I can get those published and you can learn about Shrikesong's life and how she ascended to the throne as well.