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Joynes Event: Marie Howe, American Poet

Thu, February 2, 2012
Joynes Event:  Marie Howe, American Poet
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.

The Joynes Reading Room will give away free copies of Marie's Howe's books (to honors students only) in advance of her visit. Supplies are limited. Inquire at the front desk in the Joynes Room.

Map to the Joynes Suite in the Carothers Residence Hall

For more information, contact Matt Valentine or call 512-471-5787


This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm

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