Joy Howard


Joy Howard, founder of Grey Hen Press, has lived all over the UK, but has now settled for Cumbria. She has edited eight full length Grey Hen anthologies and a series of chapbooks and though rather alarmed at finding herself nearer 80 than 70, isn’t running out of steam just yet. A ninth anthology, Songs for the Unsung is at the printers and should be out this month. Her own poems have appeared in several poetry journals, been widely anthologised and can be seen online at .  She has three collections: Exit Moonshine (Grey Hen Press 2009), Refurbishment (Ward Wood Publications 2011) and Foraging (Arachne Press 2016).

Joy is the author of our collection Foraging

Joy’s poem for Dusk, Factory, will be performed at Carlisle, Ellon and Lancaster at Dusk on the 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018