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Marie Howe (born 1950 Rochester, New York) is a noted American poet. Her most recent poetry collection is The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton, 2008). Her first book, The Good Thief, was selected by Margaret Atwood as the winner of the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series. In 1998, she published her best-known book of poems, What the Living Do; the title poem in the collection is a haunting lament for her brother with the plain-spoken last line: "I am living, I remember you." Howe's brother John died of an AIDS-related illness in 1989. "John’s living and dying changed my aesthetic entirely," she has said. In 1995, Howe co-edited, with Michael Klein, a collection of essays, letters, and stories entitled In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. Her poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. Her honors include National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships.

Howe was the oldest girl of nine children. She attended Sacred Heart Convent School and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor. She worked briefly as a newspaper reporter in Rochester and as a high school English teacher in Massachusetts. Howe did not devote serious attention to writing poetry until she turned 30. At the suggestion of an instructor in a writers' workshop, Howe applied to and was accepted at Columbia University where she studied with Stanley Kunitz and received her M.F.A. in 1983. She has taught writing at Tufts University and Warren Wilson College. She is presently on the writing faculties at Sarah Lawrence College and New York University. She lives in New York City with her daughter.

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Total Books: 9
Magdalene Poems
2017 - Magdalene Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393285307
ISBN-10: 0393285308
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Rochester 585/716 Postcards from America Project
2015 - Rochester 585/716 Postcards From America Project (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781597113403
ISBN-10: 1597113409
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Kingdom of Ordinary Time Poems
2009 - The Kingdom of Ordinary Time Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393337341
ISBN-10: 0393337340
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Writer's Notebook Craft Essays from Tin House
2009 - The Writer's Notebook Craft Essays From Tin House (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780979419812
ISBN-10: 0979419816
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Kingdom of Ordinary Time Poems
2008 - The Kingdom of Ordinary Time Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393041996
ISBN-10: 0393041999
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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What the Living Do Poems
1999 - What the Living Do Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393318869
ISBN-10: 0393318869
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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What the Living Do Poems
1997 - What the Living Do Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393045604
ISBN-10: 0393045609
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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In the Company of My Solitude American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic
The Good Thief Poems
1988 - The Good Thief Poems [National Poetry Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892551279
ISBN-10: 0892551275
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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