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.
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.
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.
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.
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.