What the Living Do: Poems

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$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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96
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393318869
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About the Author

Marie Howe is the former poet laureate of New York and the author of three previous collections. Magdalene was longlisted for the National Book Award. Howe teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.

Reviews

The tentative transformation of agonizing, slow-motion loss into redemption is Howe's signal achievement in this wrenching second collection, which uncovers new potential for the personal poem.
Her verse is almost unornamented though she manages some great gift of will and expression to convey the sharpest feeling in long, graceful lines that seem to breathe on the page.... Despite the fathomless pain inherent in these poems, Howe never succumbs to sentimentality or self-pity; her tone is passionate yet detached, her vocabulary and imagery evocative, appropriate, and devastating.
Howe is a truth-teller of the first order. Fearless in presenting unfiltered experiences, she interweaves her simple, economical language into long, subordinated sentences, loose, enjambed couplets that spill compellingly down the page with near-invisible artistry.
Marie Howe's poetry is luminous, intense, eloquent, rooted in abundant inner life.--Stanley Kunitz
The love in this book is tangible and redemptive.