Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson is a nonfiction essayist, lecturer, and editor of 3QR: The Three Quarter Review. She is the author of Literature on Deadline (Caldwell Publishing), and is a former staff writer for The Miami Herald and Johns Hopkins Magazine, among other publications. Her essays have appeared inThe Washington Post, The Rumpus, The Sun literary magazine, Creative Nonfiction, The Connecticut Review, Utne Reader, Style, WYPR's The Signal, as well as in the book collections Letters to J.D. Salinger (University of Wisconsin Press) and Signs of Life in the USA (Bedford/St. Martin’s).
As a foreign correspondent, she has written for such venues as The Baltimore Sun and American Journalism Review, reporting from Argentina, India, Nepal, Cuba, and China. Cavanaugh Simpson earned her MA from Hopkins' Writing Seminars, and her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, fall 2017. She is a recent recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Arts Innovation Grant to foster the next generation of Scientist Essayists. Cavanaugh Simpson is currently at work on a book exploring the evolution of digital culture and counterculture.