Welcome to the website of Jonie McIntire, Poet Laureate of Lucas County, Ohio
My first two chapbooks were Beyond the Sidewalk (NightBallet Press, 2017) and Not All Who Are Lost Wander (Finishing Line Press, 2016). My third chapbook, Semidomesticated, was the winner of the Red Flag Poetry 2020 Chapbook contest, originally released in March 2021 and re-released through Sheila-Na-Gig Editions in July 2022.
My poetry has been published in Waterwheel Review, North of Oxford, Gasconade Review, Khroma, Malarkey Books, Dissonance Magazine, Women Speak - Women of Appalachia Anthology, and in many other journals and collections. My work has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize and has even been stamped into cement in Toledo, Ohio as part of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo's Sidewalk Poetry series.
I am the poetry editor for Of Rust and Glass and serve as
Membership Chair for the Ohio Poetry Association. I host a monthly poetry reading series, Uncloistered Poetry, which has been going for over six years and currently runs in-person and on-line events each month.
Publications for sale:
I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing
Women Speak, Volume 6
Gasconade Review 2
Gasconade Review: Ladies Night
Tupelo Press 30/30 Project - November 2022 (only up until Jan 1 2023)
How to Grow Blue Lupine in a Glass City
Poetik - Trouble Don't Last Cast
McIntire Named 3rd Lucas County Poet Laureate - The Blade
Appointment of the Lucas County Poet Laureate
Periodical Poetry - Again We Rise
Bloomington Writers' Guild First Wednesday Spoken Word Series
Poetry Spotlight: Jonie McIntire-Poetry of Tiny Moments
BCAN - Jonie McIntire/Momentum