Joynes Event: Marie Howe, American Poet

Fri, April 13, 2012 | Joynes Room, Carothers (CRD) 007B, 2501 Whitis Ave. Enter through the east doors of the honors quad.

7:00 PM

Marie Howe photographed by ©Brad Fowler
Marie Howe photographed by ©Brad Fowler

Marie Howe, one of the most celebrated and beloved contemporary American poets, will read from her recent work and take questions from the audience. Howe's books include The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do, and The Good Thief, which was selected by Margaret Atwood as the winner of the open competition for the National Poetry Series.

"Marie Howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life. Her long, deep-breathing lines address the mysteries of flesh and spirit, in terms accessible only to a woman who is very much of our time and yet
still in touch with the sacred." —Stanley Kunitz

Howe has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia, and NYU. She co-edited (with Michael Klein) the essay anthology In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (1994). She has received fellowships from the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public. 

Map to the Joynes Suite in the Carothers Residence Hall

For more information, contact Matt Valentine

Sponsored by: The Mary Lu Joynes endowment in the Plan II Honors Program and the L.L. and Ethel E. Dean Endowment

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