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Poet Marie Howe

Poetry Celebration at Caldwell University to Feature Poet Marie Howe

The Tower Poets at Caldwell University will hold its annual Poetry Celebration featuring poet Marie Howe April 13, 6 p.m., in the Alumni Theatre.

Ms. Howe was awarded the 2015 Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Her most recent poetry collection The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton, 2009) was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Her previous work includes The Good Thief (1988) which was chosen by Margaret Atwood for the National Poetry Series. This collection, laced with Biblical and mythical allusions, was selected by Kunitz for the Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the American Academy of Poets. In 1997, What the Living Do formed an elegy to her brother John who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1989.

Howe has taught at Tufts University, Dartmouth College, Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University and NYU. She has received fellowships from The Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She was the Poet Laureate of New York State from 2012-2014.

Born in Rochester New York, Howe studied at the University of Windsor and worked as a newspaper reporter and teacher before earning her MFA from Columbia University.

The event is free and open to the public and is being made possible by the Sister Elizabeth Michael Boyle Poetry Celebration Fund.

For information contact: Sister Elizabeth Michael Boyle, O.P. at or 973-619-3327.