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

Friday, November 11, 2011

Academy of American Poets Fellowship

On October 21st, Joan Larkin received the 2011 Academy of American Poets Fellowship in recognition of distinguished poetic achievement. Academy Chancellor Juan Felipe Herrera wrote about her work: www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/22558

Friday, April 22, 2011

Shelley Memorial Award

Joan received the Poetry Society of America's 2011 Shelley Memorial Award. Poet Rigoberto Gonzalez is co-recipient of the award. The awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, in New York City. Details are on the PSA website at http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/frost_and_shelley/shelley_winners/

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Readings that have already taken place

On Monday, April 27, 2009, at 8:00 P.M., Joan will read with poet Anne Marie Macari at Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

She'll also participate in two NYC events:

On Thursday, April 23, 2009, at 7:00 P.M., Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., Manhattan), a free evening of readings and reminiscence to celebrate the anthology Poems from the Women's Movement, edited by Honor Moore. Participants include Erica Jong, Susan Griffin, Toi Derricotte, Eileen Myles, Fran Winant, Jean Valentine, and Anne Waldman

On Friday, April 24, 2009, at 6:30 P.M., Joan will read at the NYC LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Aves.), Manhattan, along with poets Eileen Myles, Ilene Starger, and Phyllis Witte, plus music by Reuben Butchart, followed by a screening of a portion of Janice Wilde's documentary film "A Fortunate Life –– The Story of Urva K." This event is a fundraiser for the completion of the film.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

photo of Joan at Djerassi by Kristofer Mills

Interview in "After Ellen"

The on-line daily magazine AfterEllen.com published a substantial piece on lesbian writers in the May 26th issue, featuring an interview with Joan. Click here to read the interview.


Joan is a member of the faculty of The Drew University Low-Residency MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. See http://www.drew.edu/grad-content.aspx?id=39651

Joan recently served as the Distinguished Poet in Residence for a month-long residency at the University of Wichita, Kansas (Spring 2009).