JOANNA THOMAS is an award-winning visual artist and poet. Her collages and one-of-kind artist books have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and universities across the nation. She is a founding board member of PUNCH, an artist-run gallery formerly located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district (2006-2016); and she has been awarded signature member status in the National Collage Society and the National Association of Women Artists. Her poems have appeared in Ekphrasis, Found Poetry Review, Picture Sentence, Petrichor, Otoliths, and other journals, as well as several anthologies, including WA129: Poets of Washington, selected by Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate (2016-2018). Her projects have received funding from Washington State Artist Trust, Washington State Arts Commission, Allied Arts Foundation, and Ellensburg City Arts Commission.