National award-winning poet Marie Howe will give a public reading Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of St. Edward's University in the Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium. This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the School of Humanities.
Howe’s first book, The Good Thief was selected by Margaret Atwood for the National Poetry Series. Her second book, What the Living Do is an intimate account of her struggle to deal with the death of her brother from AIDS and was picked by Publishers Weekly as one of the five best books of poetry in l997. Howe also is the co-editor of In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic by Michael Kleien.
A graduate of the Columbia University MFA program, Howe is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the Guggenheim, as well as the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poet Prize from the Academy of American Poets and the Mary Ingram Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College.
Howe’s poems have appeared in Atlantic, The New Yorker, Agni, Harvard Review, and New England Review, among others. She currently teaches in the writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.