Her first book of poetry, Wiles of Girlhood won the Gerald Lampert Award in 1992. Other books include: My Grass Cradle, Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing , and the children's book, Ma MacDonald . She has performed readings of her work and given writing workshops across Canada and in Australia. *Joanne's book Halfling Spring was shortlisted for the 2015 Pat Lowther Memorial Award (League of Canadian Poets). Read about it here!