Marie Howe presents New and Selected Poems, in conversation with Jim Moore

April 3rd
McNally Jackson Seaport
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An indispensable collection of more than four decades of profound, luminous poetry from acclaimed poet Marie Howe.

Characterized by “a radical simplicity and seriousness of purpose, along with a fearless interest in autobiography and its tragedies and redemptions” (Matthew Zapruder, New York Times Magazine), Marie Howe’s poetry transforms penetrating observations of everyday life into sacred, humane miracles.

This essential volume draws from each of Howe’s four previous collections—including What the Living Do (1997), a haunting archive of personal loss, and the National Book Award–longlisted Magdalene (2017), a spiritual and sensual exploration of contemporary womanhood—and contains twenty new poems. Whether speaking in the voice of the goddess Persephone or thinking about aging while walking the dog, Howe is “a light-bearer, an extraordinary poet of our human sorrow and ordinary joy” (Dorianne Laux).

Marie Howe is the former poet laureate of New York. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets, she teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.




Jim Moore is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently, Prognosis, published by Graywolf Press, about which the New York Times said, “These are poems of arresting lyric reportage; whimsical, tragic, a touch fantastical.” He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Recent poems can be found in The Nation, the New Yorker, and the New York Review of Books. He lives in Minneapolis and Spoleto, Italy.



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