Poet Marie Howe Opens Sunset Reading Series at Chapel

First of the 2012 season

The Sunset Reading Series begins its 2012 season with a reading this Sunday from poet Marie Howe.  The free reading, to be followed by a wine and cheese reception, takes place May 6 at 4 p.m. at the Chapel Restoration.

 “Marie Howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life. Her long, deep-breathing lines address the mysteries of flesh and spirit, in terms accessible only to a woman who is very much of our time and yet still in touch with the sacred.” —Stanley Kunitz

Marie Howe (Photo by Marion Roth)

Marie Howe is the author of three volumes of poetry, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008); The Good Thief (1998); and What the Living Do (1997), and is the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic(1994). Stanley Kunitz selected Howe for a Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the American Academy of Poets. She has, in addition, been a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and a recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others. Currently, Howe teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia, and New York University.

 Free parking is available at the adjacent Cold Spring Metro-North station.

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