Joan Larkin Reading In NYC
Advisory board member Joan Larkin is reading on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre at the West Side YMCA. Joan will be joined by Jeff Friedman. WHERE: West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street between Central Park West and Broadway Admission is free WHEN: 7pm Eastern WHO: Joan Larkin is the author of My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press, 2007). Her books of poetry include Cold River, A Long Sound, Housework, and Sor Juana's Love Poems, co-translated with Jaime Manrique. She edited the ground-breaking anthologies Amazon Poetry and Lesbian Poetry with Elly Bulkin and Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time with Carl Morse, served as poetry editor for the first three years of the queer literary journal Bloom, and co-edits the Living Out memoir series at University of Wisconsin Press. Her anthology of coming-out stories, A Woman Like That, was nominated for Publishing Triangle and Lambda awards for nonfiction. She has received fellowships in poetry and playwriting from the NEA, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Foundation. She is now in her fourth decade of teaching writing. Visit her at www.joanlarkin.com. Jeff Friedman is the author of four collections of poetry: Black Threads (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2007), Taking Down the Angel (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003), Scattering the Ashes (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998), and The Record-Breaking Heat Wave (BkMk Press-University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1986). His poems and translations have appeared in many literary magazines, including American Poetry Review, Poetry, 5 AM, New England Review and The New Republic.