Joan Jobe Smith

Joan Jobe Smith
Joan Jobe Smith is the founding editor of the literary journals Pearl and Bukowski Review. She worked for seven years as a go-go girl in Southern California before receiving her BA from CSULB and MFA from UCI. Her literary profile, Charles Bukowski: Epic Glottis: His Art & His Women (& me), was published by Silver Birch Press, and her memoir Tales of An Ancient Go-Go Girl is forthcoming from World Parade Books.

Articles by Joan Jobe Smith

Good Wives Don't Drive

My father refused to teach my mother how to drive his car. He said it wasn’t ladylike in 1949; a woman driver was no better than a streetwalker. She was to take the bus and ...

Beercan in the Garden

After the poetry reading, Bukowski was supposed to go to a Tea in his honor, yes, a Tea, and cookies, for Bukowski, sponsored by the good people of the nearby First Assimilationist Church, no, no ...

Let’s Be Friends

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