Joyce Maxner is a native of the Massachusetts seacoast north of Boston, and has been a resident of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the last 30 years. Her educational and professional experience is wide-ranging and impressive. She has studied atCentenary Junior College, the Harvard University xtensionSchool, Villanova University, and College of the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. She has had careers both in advertising, public relations, radio and newspaper journalism, and in juvenile justice and family therapy. She is now semi-retired in Pennsylvania and has children and grandchildren living in Washington DC and Tennessee.
Joyce began in her early teens, composing short poems including haiku,and she continued writing haiku and other poetry forms over the years. She has published two well known children's books in narrative verse, Nicholas Cricket, with illustrations by William Joyce (Harper Collins, (1989) and Lady Bugatti, illustrations by Kevin Hawkes Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1991). She is a participant in various internet Haiku groups, notably WHChaikumultimedia, where she has been serving as
Joyce and Jerry's Haiga
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