'Joan Cusack Handler writes the full orchestral score of what is female,' says renowned poet Afaa Michael Weaver. Widely acclaimed for her fierce and emotionally charged poems and her passionate and evocative readings, Handler performs here a selection from her published collection GlOrious. She has received awards from The Boston Review and five Pushcart nominations and her poems have appeared in The Boston Review, Poetry East, Seattle Review, and Southern Humanities Review. In her "other lives" she is an essayist, memoirist, creative writing teacher, a psychologist in clinical practice and the publisher and senior editor of CavanKerry Press, a not for profit literary press that serves both art and community. She has served as resident faculty at The Robert Frost Place Center for the Arts where she is co-chair of the advisory board. Handler lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey and East Hampton, New York with her husband, Alan. They have one son, David, 27, a composer, violinist and violist, co-founder of Le Poisson Rouge, a music venue in Manhattan and the producer of this CD.