2019: A Tribute to Fanny Howe
Poets House honors the life and work of prolific poet, scholar, and activist Fanny Howe, author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose. After initially dropping out of Stanford to join the civil rights movement, Howe taught literature at institutions across the country. She is currently Professor Emerita in Literature at the University of California at San Diego. She has mentored a generation of American poets and scholars working at the intersection of experimental writing and activism. For this program, we honored Howe’s lasting legacy with hosts Jennifer Tseng and Kazim Ali, as well as Maureen N. McLane, Rae Armantrout, Peter Gizzi, Carolyn Forché, Jeff Yang, Ben Doller, Xing “Gigi” Senna, Rico LeBron, and Howe herself. Welcome by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier. Final thank you by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti.