Guest Reader says “Poetry is telling something to someone.”
The Eagle Pond Authors Series at Plymouth State University
presents a reading and conversation with Marie Howe at 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 17 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center.
Howe, who won the National Poetry Series open competition in
1987, has written two books of poetry. The Good Thief was
chosen for the National Poetry Series by Margaret Atwood, and What
the Living Do was named by Publishers Weekly one of the five
best books of poetry published in l997.
The Boston Globe called What the Living Do
a new form of confessional poetry. The review continues,
It is a genuinely feminine form; a poetry of
intimacy, witness, honesty and relation." Howe says, Poetry
is telling something to someone. According to her mentor,
the distinguished poet Stanley Kunitz, Howes telling
is luminous, intense, eloquent.
Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker,
Agni, Harvard Review and New England Review, among
others. She was a fellow at the Bunting Institute and has
received numerous fellowships and awards. In the Company of
My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic was
co-edited by Howe with Michael Kline.
The Eagle Pond Authors Series is named in honor of Donald
Hall, who lives at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, N.H., a family
homestead which has inspired much of this writing. This is the
seventh season for the series.
Other readers in this years series are Mark Doty at 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 and Jack Gilbert at
3 p.m. Sunday, April 10.
There is no charge for admission, but seating is limited. Call
the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office at (603) 535-ARTS for
free tickets. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, noon
6 p.m. If special accommodations are needed for persons
with disabilities, please call in advance.
The series is supported in part by a grant from Barnes and Noble,
PSU bookstore. The reading is followed by a reception and book