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2018 DELAWARE VALLEY JUDGE

Joy E. StockeJOY E. STOCKE
Joy E. Stocke is co-founder of the online magazine Wild River Review, an outgrowth of the literary magazine, The Bucks County Writer, of which Stocke was Editor in Chief. In 2009, as Wild River's editorial practice grew, Stocke and co-founder Kim Nagy founded Wild River Consulting & Publishing, LLC, which publishes poetry, literary fiction and non-fiction.

With more than twenty-five years of experience as a writer and journalist, Stocke works with many of the writers who appear in the pages of Wild River Review, shepherding newer writers into print.In addition, Stocke has interviewed Nobel Prize winners Orhan Pamuk and Muhammud Yunus, Pulitzer Prizewinning poet, Paul Muldoon;Pulitzer Prizewinner and U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith; Paul Holdengraber, host of LIVE from the NYPL, and many other notables.

Stocke has written extensively about her travels in Greece and Turkey. Her bi-lingual book of poetry, The Cave of the Bear(Pella, 2000) explores religion, ancient and modern, on the island of Crete. Her memoir, Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses & Saints(Wild River Books, 2012), charts more than ten years of travel through Turkey. In March 2017, her cookbook, Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking, was published by Quarto Books under the Burgess Lea Press imprint.

Stocke's essay "Turkish American Food" appears in the 2nd edition of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (OUP, 2013). The volume won both International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) for Beverage/Reference/Technical category, 2014; and the Gourmand Award for the Best Food Book of the Year, 2014.

She is the author of a bi-lingual book of poems, Cave of the Bear, translated into Greek by Lili Bita based on her travels in Western Crete, and is currently researching a book about the only hard-finger coral reef in Mexico on the Baja Sur Peninsula. She has been writing about environmental issues there since 2011.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Stocke holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, and participated in the Lindisfarne Symposium on The Evolution of Consciousness with cultural philosopher, poet and historian, William Irwin Thompson. In 2009, she became a Lindisfarne Fellow.

 

POEMS:

The Bath

Dream of the Dragonfly

TREE OF LIFE: But Can She Bake a Cherry Clafoutis?
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DELAWARE VALLEY JUDGES
  2018 - Larry Robin
  2018 - Joy E. Stocke
  2017 - Courtney Bambrick
  2017 - Paul Siegell
  2016 - Blythe Davenport
  2016 - Warren Longmire
  2015 - Lillian Dunn
  2015 - Rodger Lowenthal
  2014 - Hayden Saunier
  2014 - Roy Smith
  2013 - Helen Mirkil
  2013 - CA Conrad
  2012 - Tamara Oakman
  2012 - Gerad Schultz
  2011 - Laura Holloway
  2011 - Charles Mann
  2010 - Camille Norvaisas
  2004 - Nathalie Anderson
  2003 - Lynn Levin
  2003 - Aaren Perry
  2002 - Kerry Sherin
  2002 - Charles Munoz
  2001 - Nicole Greaves
  2001 - Robert Salup
  2000 - Denise A. Collins
  2000 - Patrick Kelly
  1999 - Cecily Kellogg
  1999 - Leonard Gontarek
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