• MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States
  • BA, Columbia University, New York, United States


Tanya Larkin was born in Montebelluna, Italy and raised mostly in Pennsylvania. She is the author of two collections of poetry, My Scarlet Ways, winner of the 2011 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, and Hothouse Orphan (Convulsive Editions), a chapbook of poems accompanied by the pen and ink drawings of New York artist Ben Gocker. She is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her most recent poems have appeared in The Boston Review, Conduit, Hanging Loose, and Ping Pong.