Sunday, November 9, 2008

Friday 11/14: Joan Larkin & Sandy Florian

Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall, CCA
Refreshments will be served

Joan Larkin’s My Body: New and Selected Poems received the Publishing Triangle’s 2008 Audre Lorde Award. David Ulin of the Los Angeles Times has called Larkin’s voice “unsentimental, ruthless and clear-eyed…. This is poetry without pity, in which despair leads not to degradation but to a kind of grace.” Her previous books include Housework, A Long Sound, Sor Juana’s Love Poems (translated with Jaime Manrique), and Cold River, winner of a Lambda Award. Larkin co-founded Out & Out Books during the feminist literary explosion of the seventies and co-edited the groundbreaking anthologies Amazon Poetry and Lesbian Poetry with Elly Bulkin and Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time with Carl Morse. Her collection A Woman Like That was nominated for Publishing Triangle and Lambda nonfiction prizes in 2000. Larkin teaches in Drew University’s low-residency MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation and will be Wichita State University’s Spring ‘09 Visiting Poet.

Sandy Florian is the author of Telescope (Action Books, 2006), 32 Pedals & 47 Stops (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007), The Tree of No (Action Books, 2008), and Of Wonderland & Waste (the launching Sidebrow Press, 2009). She lives and works in San Francisco.

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