Joan Larkin's My Body: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming in early 2007 from Hanging Loose Press. She lives in Brooklyn and currently teaches poetry writing in the low-residency M.F.A. program at New England College.
The Vertigo dancers execute movement like a well-organized mission, with confidence and commitment. As one soloist stumbles down the stage's diagonal, her colleagues plait her hair, swooping under and over each other to manipulate their taut sections of the braid.
Being a young correspondent at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) means you don’t get to queue in the ticketholder line, but that you must arrive extremely early, to claim one of the limited spots allotted to passholders and stand in line with gregarious, though often confused, industry people.