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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The Rule Of Names

Wrapped in a Russian army cloak
and the coarse cheesecloth
of legend, I fell in love
with the onion domes
of the old walled city,
with Peter’s ice-spun dream
at a northern window. Far
Baikal drowned my dreamless nights.
The Slavic cheekbones of the Ukraine,

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