Joan Larkin

West Orange, NJ 07052

Author's Bio

Joan Larkin’s poetry includes Blue Hanuman (Hanging Loose Press, Spring 2014); Legs Tipped with Small Claws (Argos chapbook, 2012); My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose, 2007); and from previous decades: Cold River, A Long Sound, Housework, and Sor Juana's Love Poems, translated with Jaime Manrique. Editor of several anthologies of poetry and prose, she edited Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time with the late Carl Morse. Grace Hazard Conkling Poet in Residence at Smith College from 2012 to 2015, she has taught at Brooklyn College, Sarah Lawrence, and Drew University, among many other places.

Publications and Prizes

A Long Sound
(Granite Press, 1986)
, Blue Hanuman
(Hanging Loose Press, 2014)
, Cold River
(Painted Leaf Press, 1997)
, Housework
(Out & Out, 1975)
, My Body: New and Selected Poems
(Hanging Loose Press, 2007)
, Sor Juana's Love Poems
(Painted Leaf Press, 1997)
Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time
(St. Martin's Press, 1988)
, Love Speaks Its Name
(Everyman, 2001)
, The World in Us
(St. Martins Press, 2000)
5 A.M., American Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Global City Review, Hanging Loose, Margie, New England Review, Poetry International, Provincetown Arts, Washington Square
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In 2011, Larkin received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship and the Shelley Memorial Award. Previous honors include fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Red Deer by Ann Marie Macari
Divine Nothingness by Gerald Stern
Devil, Dear by Mary Ann McFadden
When I Was a Twin by Michael Klein
Shirt in Heaven by Jean Valentine

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Boston, MA
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Last updated: Mar 01, 2016