Welcome!

Through my poetry I want to share my journey with you -- one that has led me through valleys, deserts, and dark nights to mountaintops and monasteries - to the quiet place within.

America at the Crossroads

My new song America At The Crossroads is now available at iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and CDBaby. Check it out!

Are you on Facebook?

Visit my new Facebook page for poetry and the most up-to-date information on book signings and events.

A Christmas Message

Tony Smith and I would like to share our Christmas single, A Christmas Message,with you. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

The Song is also available on iTunes!

JoAnna O’Keefe Poems to Songs by Tony Smith

Radio Interview – The Rhett Palmer Show

I was interviewed by Rhett Palmer on March 23 and April 20, 2015, and you can listen to both shows here, at his website.

“The Moon and The Stars” on NLAPW

My poem "The Moon and The Stars" appeared on the blog for the National League of American Pen Women on Dec. 6, 2014. Click here to view the post and read my poem.

Two Florida Today Interviews!

Maria Sonnenberg wrote a story about me, "July 4th Concert Showcases Brevard Poet's Song," for Florida Today that was published on July 1, 2015. The text can be found here.

If you are looking for their March 1 story about my work, click here instead.

Radio Interview and “Come to the Garden”

Listen to an interview with me on American Variety Radio with Court Lewis, or perhaps hear me read my poem "Come to the Garden."

Reader comments:

“I have read Morning’s Light and what is so wonderful is that you never really finish reading the book because each poem is a story that you can go back to again and again. When I put my own experience to the words, as I am reading, it is my story, my heart full of aching.”

“Come to the Garden and The Path Less Taken are really wonderful in their simplicity and succinctness. For this busy world, they could be a salvation in that even when tired and too burnt out to read something that takes work, these are short and soothing and meaningful.”

“Like fellow wordsmith Emily Dickenson, Melbourne poet JoAnna O’Keefe knows the language of the soul.”

The Shepherd’s Promise

The Shepherd's Promise is available now at Blue Note Books! The Shepherd's Promise with scripture meditations is a gift of comfort and hope for those grieving even a long ago loss.