New and Selected Poems

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.2 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Marie Howe is the former poet laureate of New York. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets, she teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.
Howe's bountiful fifth collection (after Magdalene) offers a crown of new poems to open selections from her quietly astonishing body of work...the unmistakable objects of Howe's attention remain steadfastly present ("thing and spirit both: the real/ world: evident, invisible"), suffused by a tender doom. This is a necessary compilation for times of crisis.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
[New and Selected Poems] makes a concise case for Howe's status as an essential poet...Marie Howe is writing some of the most devastating and devastatingly true poems of her career--and some of the best being written by anyone...Howe is the rare poet whose poems one wants to hug closely for company, companionship, and empathy; and yet they are works of literature of the highest order, layered, full of booby traps and shoots and ladders that suddenly transport one between the words. It's tough love that these poems offer, but it's undeniably love.--Craig Morgan Teicher "NPR"
A sampling 30 years of [Howe's] acutely observed verse...Howe's poems, both new and old, are a revelation as she expertly illuminates quiet, intimate moments.-- "Minneapolis Star Tribune"