Kathleen Griffin

Rookie (October 5,1948 / New York, New York)

Biography of Kathleen Griffin

Of Irish-American ancestry, as three grandparents came from Limerick City in County Limerick, and one from Cappasail, near Ballinasloe, County Galway. Educated in parochial and public schools in Manhattan and the Bronx; B.A. English and minor history, Pace University 1983; M.A. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 1984; doctoral coursework completed at Boston University 1986, but degree not completed. From 1988 to present adjunct assistant professor at Pace University, and have taught at Fordham University, City College of New York, Hunter College. Interests include travel (Ireland, England, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Austria): cats; needlework (crochet, needlepoint, crewel) .

Kathleen Griffin's Works:

Grave of an Amiable Child (XLibris 1998) .

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Big Dipper

Now Charles’ Wain hangs pendant in the sky
this clear, cold night. Folklore made the King
and Emperor a saint at times, or pictured farming
the far and stony reaches there on high
among the scattered stars, his task marked by
the homely farm-cart. What fantastic thing
in all his life could any chanson sing
that would compare with this immortality?

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