“Joan's love of poetry is lifelong; as a child of the 60s, she grew up listening to Dylan and Mitchell and reading Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Corso, and Wakowski. She says her poems come from the tension of "who I am and who I would like to be." Her thinking has been shaped by her Catholic upbringing and her Buddhist inclinations, her Italian culture and her own dreams and attitudes. "My greatest joy comes from creation. Poetry is sublime mystery mixed with mythology."
When you read her work, you are immersed in Greek and Roman mythology, musical genres that run from classical to jazz to rock'n'roll, and history and herstory.” . . . from a feature on Joan Cofrancesco in The Healing Muse Café, May 24, 2011.