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, was released in March 2021 and sold out by March 2022. A second edition is forthcoming from Sheila-Na-Gig Editions.
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.