Marie Howe is an exceptional poet and human being who has much to teach us about living, writing and paying attention. She is another true menor of mine, and in this interview she is sitting in her apartment in New York during the pandemic, amidst an eerie quiet of ambulances and birds on the street below. At the end of the interview she reads from her gorgeous poem, Singularity, as well as talks to us about our changing world and how we want to re-enter it.

Interview :: May 4, 2020

Marie is the author of numerous books of poetry including, Magdalene, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, and What the Living Do. She was a New York state poet laureate 2012-14, and her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and the Partisan Review, among others.