Joy Stocke, WRR Editor-in-Chief
With more than twenty-five years experience as a writer and journalist, Joy E. Stocke has interviewed and published writers of literary merit, first as part of the Meridian Writers Collective in Philadelphia, PA; and later, as editor of the highly regarded literary magazine, The Bucks County Writer. In 2006, she founded Wild River Review with Kim Nagy, Tim Ogine, Raquel Pidal and many others. In 2009, Stocke and Nagy founded Wild River Consulting & Publishing, LLC. Stocke works with many of the writers who appear in the pages of Wild River Review, as well as clients from around the world. In addition, she is Senior Editor for Wild River Books and has shepherded numerous writers into print.
She has interviewed Nobel Prizewinners Orhan Pamuk nd Muhammud Yunus, Pulitzer Prizewinner Paul Muldoon, Paul Holdengraber, Host of LIVE from the NYPL; Roshi Joan Halifax, founder of Upaya Zen Center; anthropologist and expert on end of life care, Mary Catherine Bateson; Ivonne Baki, President of the Andean Parliament; and Templeton Prizewinner Freeman Dyson among others.
In 2006, along with Nagy, Stocke interviewed scientists and artists including former Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman and Dean of Faculty, David P. Dobkin for the documentary Quark Park, chronicling the creation of an award-winning park built on a vacant lot in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey; a park that united art, science and community.
She serves on the boards the Center for Emergent Diplomacy, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Cabo Pulmo Learning Center based in Cabo Pulm, Baja Sur, Mexico; and is a member of the Turkish Women's International Network.
In addition, she has written extinsively on her travels in Greece and Turkey. Her memoir, Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses & Saints, based on more than ten years of travel through Turkey, co-written with Angie Brenner was published in March 2012. In fall, 2016, Burgess Lea Press, will publish Feasts from the Garden of Eden: Turkish Cooking for the American Kitchen, also by Stocke and Brenner.
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 writing a book about the only hard-finger coral reef in Mexico on the Baja Sur Penninsula. She has been writing about environmental issues there since 2011.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from the Agriculture Journalism School, she 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.
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