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Joan Larkin

Grace Hazard Conkling Writer in Residence

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Office hours for spring 2015: T 4:00-6:00 & W by appointment

Joan Larkin

Joan Larkin is the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer in Residence and is delighted to be teaching the Advanced Poetry Workshop.

Larkin is the author of six books of poetry and editor of several anthologies of poetry and nonfiction. Her new poetry collection, Blue Hanuman, was published in 2014 from Hanging Loose Press. Her work includes My Body: New and Selected Poems, recipient of the Audre Lorde Award; Legs Tipped with Small Claws, an Argos Books chapbook; and Sor Juana's Love Poems/Poemas de Amor, translated with Jaime Manrique. Her collection Cold River, recipient of the Lambda Award for poetry, was the basis for her play The AIDS Passion, produced at the Huntingdon Theater in Boston.

Larkin has taught at Brooklyn College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Drew University's MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation, among many other places. Her honors include the Poetry Society of America's Shelley Memorial Award and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, awarded annually for distinguished poetic achievement by an American poet, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.