Joan Gerstein, originally from NY, has resided in CA since 1969. She is a retired educator and psychotherapist with several advanced degrees in both education and clinical psychology. Joan has been writing poetry since childhood, and her poems have appeared in SD Poetry AnnualMcGee Park AnthologyA Year in InkTidepools, and Expressions as well as national and international periodicals. She loves her volunteer job as a creative writing teacher with incarcerated veterans at the Vista jail and is editor of the Veteran’s Section of the SD Poetry Annual.

SDBA Treasurer Joan Gerstein

A Poet’s life is the best life…