About Joanne

Joanne-Morcom-2013-smI’m a rare breed, a native Calgarian, who graduated from The University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, way back in 1981. So I’m a practicing social worker, as well as a published haiku and tanka poet, a certified laughter yoga leader, a living book volunteer with The Calgary Public Library (book title: Laughing Poet) and a collector of quotations, like this one by Ashleigh Brilliant:

” Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a
true story.”

I’m also fascinated with labyrinths, since the creation of a circular pathway in my (and my husband’s) backyard. Walking along the flagstones relaxes the body and mind, and leads to creative inspiration. I highly recommend it!

In addition to The Magpie Haiku & Tanka Poets, I’m a member of Haiku Canada, Tanka Canada, Writers Guild of Alberta and The Alberta College of Social Workers. I’m also very left handed, and can’t decide if this a blessing, a curse or a bit of both.

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