Joanna Hoffman

Joanna Hoffman ( is a spoken word poet and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a 15 year veteran of slam, or competitive performance poetry, who has competed on 5 National Poetry Slam teams, ranked 4th at the 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam and was the 2012 champion of Capturing Fire, an international LGBTQ poetry competition. Her full-length book of poetry, Running for Trap Doors (Sibling Rivalry Press) was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and featured in the American Library Association’s list of recommended LGBT reading for 2014. In 2015, she was named a White House Champion of Change for LGBT advocacy through art. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming on Upworthy, Buzzfeed, Winter TangerinedecomPPANKThe Offing, Union Station MagazineThe LegendarySinister Wisdom and in the Write Bloody Publishing anthologies We Will be Shelter and Multiverse.

With Poetic Theater Productions:

Poet in S.W.A.P. 2011 The Spoken Word Almanac Project in Poetic License 2012

Playwright and Actress in the reading of Off the Record in Poetic License 2012

Co-Creator and Poet in Breaking Our Silence in Poetic License 2013, Poetic License 2014 and Poetic License 2015

Poet in Encyclopedia Show NYC: Vice-Presidents

Poet in Love, Redefined 2014 in Poetic License 2014

Poet in Conscious Language 2014

Playwright, Poet and Actress in The Personal is Political: These Simple Truths in Poetic License 2016

Featured Artist in Breaking Our Silence 2016: Showcase

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 8pm: Breaking Our Silence Reclaiming Our Voices in  Poetic License 2018: Reclamation

Poetic Theater Productions Copyright 2017.