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poet , literature and language educator

Joan Larkin, American Poet, English educator. National Education Association fellow in poetry, 1987-1988, 96, New York Foundation for Arts fellow in poetry, 1987-1988; Creative Artists Public Svc. Program grantee New York State Council Arts, 1976, 80; Massachusetts Cultural Council grantee in playwriting, 1995. F C.


Larkin, Joan was born on April 16, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of George Joseph and Celia Gertrude (Rosenberg) Moffitt.


Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1960. Master of Arts, University Arizona, 1969. Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, 2005.


Assistant professor English CUNY-Brooklyn College, 1969—1994, retired, 1994, adjunct faculty Master of Fine Arts program, 1997—1998. Associate faculty Master of Fine Arts program Goddard College, 1994—1996, 2002. Member guest faculty poetry writing Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1984—1986, 1988, 1997—2006, since 2008.

Faculty Master of Fine Arts program New England College, 2002—2008. Distinguished visiting poet Columbia College, Chicago, 2006, 07. Visiting poet Wichita State University, 2009.

Core faculty Master of Fine Arts program Drew University, since 2009.



Married James A. Larkin, December 23, 1966 (divorced 1969). 1 child, Kate.

George Joseph Moffitt

Celia Gertrude (Rosenberg) Moffitt

James A. Larkin

Kate Larkin