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North & South February 21, 2017: Composed of rustic landscapes public parks are partly dreamscapes set off for communal sharing. —Susan Howe, from “Vagrancy in the Park” “You are my brother” —William Faulkner, [...] by

#PoemResearch: Notes on Researching as a Poet February 14, 2017: Late in Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner’s novel about a young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, we receive this capsule description of the research project our narrator [...] by

Susan Howe Awarded 2017 Frost Medal January 25, 2017: The Poetry Society of America has awarded Susan Howe the Frost Medal, the organization’s highest award, presented annually for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. Howe is in good [...] by

A Look Into ‘I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson’ January 23, 2017: At the New York Times Holland Cotter surveys “I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson,” an exhibition of Emily Dickinson relics that opened last week at the [...] by

I’m Trying to Wreck Your Mind, That’s All January 16, 2017: A few people have recently suggested that I write about my poetic evolution. In a poetry community it’s funny how a few can feel like a horde, a clamoring.  “A few people read my book and said [...] by

At LARB: Susan Howe’s Essay-Work Wields a Kind of Magic February 23, 2016: Jonathan Creasy considers Susan Howe’s essays–particularly The Birth-mark: unsettling the wilderness in American literary history, and her more recent work, The Quarry (New Directions, [...] by

What is a Birthplace: Susan Howe Reflects on Her Link to Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky November 25, 2015: Stefania Helm interviews Susan Howe on the eve of Howe’s recent appearance at Film Society of Lincoln Center, where she introduced The Mirror by Andrei Tarkovsky. More, via Film Society of [...] by

Susan Howe Renders Wallace Stevens Luminous at The Nation October 16, 2015: At The Nation, Susan Howe on the essence of Wallace Stevens. “The poetry of Wallace Stevens makes me happy. This is the simple truth,” she writes. “I owe him an incalculable [...] by

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1) August 25, 2015: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde While I am very much a fan of recovery [...] by

Redressing the Emperor: Why Poets Matter August 3, 2015: They say you can be a bad person and still make a great thing. They say you can use poetry cynically for your own selfish gain in the name of free speech. But what they don’t say so often, because [...] by