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Joan Austin Geier, American Writer, editors Avocations: travel, swimming, biking, camping. F C. Recipient John Masefield award World Order Narrative Poets, 1985, Basho award, 1990, Haiku award Shelley Society, 1979, ORBIS/Rhyme Internat.award, 1991, special award for Haiku Amelia magazine, 1985.

Background

Geier, Joan Austin was born on March 6, 1934 in Port Jervis, New York, United States. Daughter of Charles Raymond and Gladys Elizabeth (Myers) Austin.

Education

Bachelor in Humanities, City University of New York, 1966.

Career

Freelance writer, New York City, since 1965;assistant fashion editor, Womens Wear Daily, New York City, 1956-1959;editor, Crystal Highlights, Moundsville, West Virginia, 1968-1973;director special projects, Folkworks, New York City, 1987-1990. Critic Brooklyn Poetry Circle, since 1980.

Achievements

  • Avocations: travel, swimming, biking, camping. F C.

Membership

Developer, publicist volunteer National Coalition for Relief of Liberia, Plainfield, New Jersey, 1990-1992. Volunteer foster care provider Spence Chapin, New York City, since 1990. Trustee Ecumrnical Parish of Good Shepherd, Roosevelt Island, New York, 1982-1993.

Developer, publicist, teaching volunteer Workshop in Business Opportunities, New York City, since 1985. Member Poetry Society of America (Gustav Davidson award 1982), Brooklyn Poetry Circuit (critic since 1980, president 1982-1984).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, swimming, biking, camping.

Connections

Married Walter Henry Geier, September 15, 1956. Children: Charles Theodore, Robert Joseph, Elizabeth Madeleine.

father:
Charles Raymond Austin

mother:
Gladys Elizabeth (Myers) Austin

spouse:
Walter Henry Geier

children:
Charles Theodore Geier

Robert Joseph Geier

Elizabeth Madeleine Geier