JoAnn Wypijewski is an independent journalist and columnist for Mother Jones magazine. For eighteen years, from 1982 to 2000, she was an editor at The Nation magazine. She has written for that magazine, as well as for Harper’s, CounterPunch, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian of London and other publications. She is the editor of several books including Painting by Numbers: Komar and Melamid’s Scientific Guide to Art, which was called “a wonderfully tricky work of art” by The New York Times editorial page, and The Thirty Years Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994, the collected work of Andrew Kopkind.
Wypijewski lives in New York City, where she has been active for tenants’ rights and preservation of the Lower East Side since 1980. She is one of the founders and president of Kopkind, a summer project for radical journalists and organizers based in Guilford, Vermont, and dedicated to the memory of Andrew Kopkind.