Birth date: January 01, 1950
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I began reading Marie Howe when I was an undergrad taking my first poetry workshops. At first, I wasn't sure I liked her style, which is deceptively simple or plain. This was a contrast to many other poets I was introduced to at the same time, such as Mark Doty and Yusef Komunyakaa. But somewhere al...
08/11/2010Wasn't my favorite Marie Howe collection. Revisit in a few years.UPDATE 11/25/2012So glad I tried this one again, as expected I found a lot more to love here this time. Favorites included:Part of Eve’s Discussion"very much like the moment, driving on bad ice, when it occurs to you your car...
I'm just going to make this short. This is one of my all-time favorite books of poetry. This was my second time reading it and it was just as amazing this time through. I hope I can one day get my poetry to be as powerful as Howe's
Beyond stunning. Striking, perfectly encapsulated meditations on death, and what happens after. So heartbreaking, but also so hopeful. Too many favorites. The whole thing.
I found a lot to love here. Definitely want to read more by this author.Favorites:Prayer: "My days and nights pour through me like complaints / and become a story I forgot to tell."Courage: "What happens is that when you get older you / get braver. / Then he pauses and looks at me, Are you brave?"No...