Joanna Hoffman is a poet and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY and originally from Silver Spring, MD. She is a 15 year veteran of slam poetry, and was a member of the DC/Baltimore slam teams in 2002, 2006 and 2007, when she was also the Grand Slam champion. In total, she has competed on five 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, 2014) was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and featured in the American Library Association’s list of recommended LGBT reading for 2014. She was recently named a White House Champion of Change for LGBT advocacy through art. Her work has appeared on Upworthy and Buzzfeed, and in literary journals and publications including Winter Tangerine, decomP, PANK, Union Station Magazine, The Legendary, Sinister Wisdom, and the Write Bloody Publishing anthologies We Will be Shelter and Multiverse.