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Poetry Path: Marie Howe

Marie Howe

Marie Howe, from New York City, October 2002

Marie Howe was born in 1950 in Rochester, New York. Her first collection of poetry, The Good Thief (Persea, 1988), won the attention of Margaret Atwood, who selected it for the National Poetry Series. She has published four volumes of poetry, the most recent of which is Magdalene (W. W. Norton, 2017). In 2015, she received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Howe was the New York Poet Laureate from 2012-2014, and continues to live in New York. 

Marie Howe, from New York City, October 2002

Photo by Daniel Terna

Marie Howe, excerpt from “New York City, October 2002″ from The Kingdom of Ordinary Time. Copyright © 2008 by Marie Howe. Used by permission of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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