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Joan Larkin is Woman-Stirred   Leave a comment

This Thursday, at 5:00 pm (eastern) on Woman-Stirred Radio, I’m thrilled to welcome poet and playwright, Joan Larkin. We’ll be talking about her collection My Body : New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose, 2007), as well as some new unpublished work slated for a new chapbook.

Larkin, who has taught at Brooklyn, Sarah Lawrence, Goddard, and New England Colleges, was Distinguished Visiting Poet at Columbia College, Chicago, and Wichita State University.

Julie R. Enszer, in a review of My Body, writes:

“While Joan Larkin’s reputation as a poet extends well beyond the gay and lesbian community, her work has been published and nurtured by the small presses in the gay and lesbian community over the past thirty odd years….MY BODY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS gathers Larkin’s newest poems with selections from three of her earlier books….Her new poems are expansive in the subject matter and their location in time and place, but they are grounded in the things that make poetry strong: images, new and startling observations like the consistence of a person’s ashes and the excavation of significant relationships–families, caregivers, lovers, and friends. Alone the new poems of MY BODY are bound to delight readers…. MY BODY is an important collection of Larkin’s work for both lovers of poetry and devotees of lesbian literature. It is also an important reminder of hte significance of our independent presses in nurturing and developing the literary talent in LGBT communities” (Enszer, 2007).

So please tune in, this Thursday, at 5:00 (eastern) for a fascinating discussion of the work of Joan Larkin. Listen locally at 91.1 and 91.7 fm, or stream us live at