Jo Ann Pantanizopoulos has made many journeys, both geographical and cultural, in her life. She has a sign hanging over her washing machine rhat reads: I wasn’t born in Tennessee, but I got here as fast as I could. After being raised in Roswell, New Mexico, living in Greece and Switzerland for eight years and acquiring two new languages, she eventually landed in Knoxville. She has published Greek lullaby translations in Two Lines, as well as several articles on young adult literature, poetry translation in the high school English class and word play in various state English journals. Her personal essay “The Cornbread Legacy” was published in Breathing the Same Air as well as “My Fortune” and “Chamomile: Tea of Choice for Gods and Newborn Babies” in Literary Lunch. Pantanizopoulos has also published essays in Migrants & Stowaways and Outscape. Her poem "The Call" was recently published in Motif: Writing by Ear.
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