Marie Howe

Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time; The Good Thief; and What the Living Do, and her forthcoming new collection, Magdalene Poems. She is also coeditor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, and other magazines. A former fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and a recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, Marie was selected by Stanley Kunitz for a Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the American Academy of Poets. In 2015, she received the Academy of American Poets Poetry Fellowship recognizing distinguished poetic achievement. Marie served as the Poet Laureate of New York State from 2012–2014.

Listen to On Being radio host Krista Tippett talk to Marie Howe about the power of words to save us.