Congratulations to Joan Larkin on receiving the the 2011 Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Joan is among the renowned faculty of the MFA in Poetry at Drew. (click for more info) photo credit: John Masterson

Joan Larkin received the 2011 Shelley Memorial Award as well as the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, awarded annually for distinguished poetic achievement by an American poet.  Larkin’s My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press), received the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award.  Her other books include Housework, A Long Sound, Sor Juana’s Love Poems (translated with Jaime Manrique), Cold River, recipient of a Lambda Award, and the chapbook Legs Tipped with Small Claws (Argos Books, 2012). 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 series at University of Wisconsin Press.  Her anthology A Woman Like That was nominated for Publishing Triangle and Lambda Awards.  She has taught poetry writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Brooklyn College, and Goddard College, among many other places.