003-JoanneEpp_ASI’m a poet with interests in books, music, and art. I have lived in Manitoba for over twenty years now, but still think of myself as being from Saskatchewan. My first full-length poetry collection, Eigenheim (Turnstone Press), was published in 2015; my second, Cattail Skyline (Turnstone Press), in 2021.

I’ve also published two poetry chapbooks: Crossings, self-published in 2012, and Nothing But Time, part of the Summer Kitchen Series with Seven Kitchens Press, 2020. A third chapbook will be published by The Alfred Gustav Press in 2024. My poems have also appeared in Canadian literary journals, most recently in Canadian LiteraturePrairie Fire, and The New Quarterly.

For the past several years, Sally Ito, Sarah Klassen and I have been translating the poetry of the 17th-century Austrian writer Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg, and in 2023 a collection of our translations was published by CMU Press. You can read about Greiffenberg and see some of our work here.

Besides writing, I play the organ and have sung in choirs since I was eight years old. Lately I’ve been learning a bit about letterpress printing, and am thoroughly enjoying that. And, whether at home or travelling, I am fond of photographing wildflowers.


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