Mary Jo Balistreri

Jo Balistreri

Mary Jo has two books of poetry, Joy in the Morning and gathering the harvest published by Bellowing Ark Press; a chapbook, Best Brothers, by Tiger’s Eye Press. She has recent work in Kentucky Review, Plainsongs, Poetry East, Avocet, Crab Creek Review, Quill and Parchment, The Heron’s Nest, Acorn, and A Hundred Gourds. Poetrystorehouse has offered videos and a sound scape of two of her poems She has nine Pushcart nominations and three Best of the Net. Mary Jo is one of the founders of Grace River Poets, an outreach for women’s shelters, churches, and schools. Please visit her at