Through her life Yourcenar worked as a reporter for a weekly paper, a liaison for the Maine Foster Parents Association, a court appointed special advocate, a researcher for a public policy survey firm, a substitute teacher, a proof-reader, and a technical writer for the Maine School and Library Project. She had 2 children, James and Zoe-Genevieve, by a first marriage.
In 1998 she legally changed her name to Joy Olivia Yourcenar, the last name a tribute to novelist Marguerite Yourcenar.
By 1999 Yourcenar was an expatriate, living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her life partner, Eric Boutilier-Brown, and her daughter, Zoe-Genevieve. That year she and Ryan Deschamps hosted the annual rec.arts.poems picnic in Halifax.
Her publication credits included online magazines Gravity and The Initiative, and print publications Maine Review, Stolen Island Review, and Silhouettes in Electric Sky (a print anthology featuring the best of 2 years of Gravity). Newsgroups she posted onto included rec.arts.poems and Alt.arts.poetry.comments.
- Looking at God's Vacation Slides. Cedar Street Press, 2005.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Joy Olivia Yourcenar, Legacy.com. Web, Nov. 5, 2016.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Biography - personal history, Mythologies, Evolving Beauty. Web, Nov. 6, 2016.
- ↑ Joy Yourcenar, Sundress Publications. Web, Nov. 6, 2016.
- ↑ February 8-14, 1999: Shotsie Gorman and Joy Olivia Yourcenar, Poetry Super Highway. Web, Nov. 5, 2016.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Etherore, Deviant Art. Web, Nov. 6, 2016.
- ↑ Joy Yourcenar profile, Blogger. Web, Nov. 6, 2016.
- ↑ Looking at God's Vacation Slides, Lulu.com. Web, Nov. 6, 2016.
- "Looking at God's Vacation Slides"
- "Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Airport"
- "We Stand on Bone"
- 2 poems in The Initiative
- Joy Yourcenar at Sundress Publications (3 poems)
- Poetry by Joy Yourcenar at the Absinthe Literary Review (3 poems)
- Joy Olivia Yourcenar at Jack Magazine (3 poem)
- Joy Yourcenar at Poetry Super Highway (3 poems)
- Mythologies: Poetry by Joy Yourcenar Official website
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