Joan Larkin
Writer / Scrittrice

A long-time resident of Brooklyn, Joan Larkin currently lives in northern New Jersey, where she is working on a new poetry manuscript. Her most recent book is Blue Hanuman (Hanging Loose Press, 2014). Previous work includes My Body: New and Selected Poems, which received the Audre Lorde Award; Housework; A Long Sound; Sor Juana's Love Poems, translated with Jaime Manrique; and Legs Tipped with Small Claws, an Argos chapbook. Cold River, recipient of the Lambda poetry award, was the basis for her play The AIDS Passion, staged at the Huntingdon Theater in Boston. Joan has taught at Brooklyn College, Sarah Lawrence, and Drew University’s MFA program in poetry, among others, most recently as Writer in Residence at Smith College. Her honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement, as well as NEA and New York Foundation for the Arts awards.

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