Joy Stocke, WRR Editor-in-Chief
Joy E. Stocke, founder and Editor in Chief of Wild River Review and founder of Wild River Publishing, LLC. She has published fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and has written about and lectured widely on her travels in Greece and Turkey, as well as religion, ancient and modern. 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 by Wild River Books and has been translated into Turkish and Polish. You can visit the book's website at: Anatolian Days & Nights.com.
Her essay "Turkish American Food" appears in the 2nd edition of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (OUP, 2012). Following requests to share their recipes at events and with book clubs, she and Angie Brenner are currently writing the "Anatolian Kitchen: Cuisine at the Crossroads" cookbook.
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 a novel, Ugly Cookies. Currently, she is writing a memoir about a small town on a Coral Reef in Baja Sur, Mexico, where she lives part of the year.
An experienced editor, 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. She has interviewed Nobel Prizewinners Orhan Pamuk and Muhammud Yunus, Pulitzer Prizewinner Paul Muldoon, Roshi Joan Halifax, founder of Upaya Zen Center; anthropologist and expert on end of life care; Ivonne Baki, President of the Andean Parliament; and Templeton Prizewinner Freeman Dyson among others.
In 2006, along with Wild River Review co-founder, Kim Nagy, Stocke interviewed scientists and artists including 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, a park that united art and science and community. She serves on the boards of the Princeton Middle East Society and the Center for Emergent Diplomacy, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and is a member of the Turkish Women's International Network.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism, 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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