Joanna Hoffman is a spoken word poet originally from Silver Spring, MD and now living in Brooklyn. She has been on five National Poetry Slam (NPS) teams. In 2006, her team performed on Finals stage and ranked 4th in the nation. In 2007, she was the DC/Baltimore Grand Slam Champion and the Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS) representative for Baltimore.
In 2011, she represented Urbana at the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS), National Poetry Slam, and Individual World Poetry Slam, placing in the top 10 at all three.