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Marie Howe
Marie Howe

is the former Poet Laureate of New York and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She’s published four collections of poetry: What the Living Do, The Good Thief, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, and Magdalene.

“Magdalene—The Seven Devils”

Marie Howe reads her poem “Magdelene—The Seven Devils”

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“Magdalene—The Seven Devils”

The Gate

Marie Howe marks the space left in her life by her late brother — tiny movements and moments now conspicuously absent. A tender elegy for a loved one gone too soon.

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The Gate

“The Meadow”

Marie Howe reads her poem “The Meadow”

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“The Meadow”

“Hurry”

Marie Howe reads her poem “Hurry” to Krista Tippett.

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“Hurry”

“Prayer”

Marie Howe reads her poem “Prayer”

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“Prayer”

“Annunciation”

Marie Howe reads her poem “Annunciation”

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“Annunciation”