Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Huffington Post Poetry Conversation

Joan Larkin and Tony Leuzzi discuss poetry in the Huffington Post:

Master Class

Poets are invited to apply for an intensive two-day master class with Joan Larkin at Poets House in Manhattan, April 14-15, 2012. Applications must reach Poets House by the deadline and should not be sent directly to Joan. Poems must not include the sender's name.
Information below and at the Poets House website: http://poetshouse.org/progwkshp.htm

Master Class with Joan Larkin
Saturday, April 14, 12:00-4:00pm & Sunday, April 15, 12:00-4:00pm
Application Deadline: Friday, March 16

Master Classes

Master Classes offer advanced writers of poetry an opportunity to work intensively with some of the most respected poets of our time. Applications are required, space is limited; $390 each.

Application Guidelines: Send three poems accompanied by a cover sheet with your name, address, email address and phone numbers to

Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
Attn: Classes

or by email to classes@poetshouse.org. Poems must arrive by the designated deadline. No names or addresses should appear on the poems themselves.

Upcoming Chapbook Publication

Argos Books is the publisher of Joan Larkin's new chapbook
Legs Tipped with Small Claws.
For ordering information, see http://argosbooks.org/?p=1001

Legs Tipped with Small Claws
by Joan Larkin
Hand-Sewn Chapbook / $10
Release: March 2012

In Legs Tipped with Small Claws, Joan Larkin’s first collection since My Body: New and Selected Poems, poems rich in the strangeness and struggle of the natural world have a way reordering the reader’s attention. From the eye of the plankton to the shell of the Red-Eared Slider, creatures – both human and animal – glow with the radiance of hard-won attention. The twenty poems that make up this small collection are meant to be savored and lived with for a very long time.

Joan Larkin’s My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press), received the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. Her honors include the Poetry Society of America’s 2011 Shelley Memorial Award and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. She teaches in Drew University’s low-residency MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.

Read more about Legs Tipped with Small Claws at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/tony-leuzzi-and-joan-larkin-poetry_n_1234526.html