Birthday Poem


  • Joelle Biele

Author Biography

Joelle Biele

Joelle Biele is the author of White Summer (Southern Illinois University Press) and Broom (Bordighera Press) and the editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence. Her essays, fiction, and book reviews appear in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior ReviewHarvard Review, and Kenyon Review. Her play, These Fine Mornings, was first read at the University of Chicago with the support of the Poetry Foundation. The recipient of awards from the Poetry Society of America and the Maryland State Arts Council, she has been a Fulbright professor in Germany and Poland and taught literature and creative writing at Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland. Her new book, Tramp, will be published by Louisiana State University Press.


How to Cite

Biele, J. (2017). Birthday Poem. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, 7(2). Retrieved from