MCC Daily Tribune

Visiting Poet: Marie Howe October 12-13 at Brighton Campus

The Creative Arts Committee of Monroe Community College is pleased to announce the first of four readers in its annual Creative Reading Series. Nationally-acclaimed poet will visit the Brighton campus from October 12-13. On Thursday, October 12, 7PM, she will read her poetry in The Forum. A book signing will follow. On Friday, October 13, 12-12:50 PM, she will give a poetry workshop in 8-200. Again, books will be available for signing and purchase after this event. Both events are free and open to the MCC community.

Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry: Magdalene: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2017); The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton, 2009); What the Living Do (1997); and The Good Thief (1988). She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (1994). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others. According to the late Stanley Kunitz, "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."

Leuzzi, Anthony