Marie Howe

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Marie Howe

Marie Howe, author of What the Living Do, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, and The Good Thief, teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Columbia University in New York City. She earned a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University in 1983, and has been awarded several prestigious grants and fellowships, including a fellowship at the Bunting Institute, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Her debut volume, The Good Thief, was selected by Margaret Atwood as winner of the 1987 National Poetry Series. Since then, Howe has published two more collections: What the Living Do and The Kingdom of the Ordinary. In 1995, she edited (with Michael Klein) the anthology In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic.

What People are Saying About Marie Howe

“Marie Howe’s poetry doesn’t fool around.”
—Margaret Atwood, author of A Handmaid’s Tale and The Circle Game
“Howe is a careful and soulful alchemist. She makes metaphor matter and material metaphysical. She becomes magic with her transforming perspective that is part mother, part muscle, part music, part mind.”
—Brenda Shaughnessy, author of Interior With Sudden Joy
“Marie Howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, eloquent.”
—Stanley Kunitz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former poet laureate consultant to the Library of Congress