Susan Howe To Judge Marsh Hawk Press 2020 Poetry Prizes
One of the preeminent poets of her generation, Susan Howe is known for innovative verse that crosses genres and disciplines in its theoretical underpinnings and approach to history. Layered and allusive, her work draws on early American history and primary documents, weaving quotation and image into poems that often revise standard typography. Howe’s interest in the visual possibilities of language can be traced back to her initial interest in painting: Howe earned a degree from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in 1961, and enjoyed some success with gallery shows in New York. In addition to painting, Howe studied acting in Dublin. From an artistic, intellectual family, Howe’s mother Mary Manning was an actress and her father a law professor at Harvard; Howe’s sister Fanny Howe is also an acclaimed poet.
New Titles from Marsh Hawk Press
October 2019: David Lehman: “Opening Shot”, September 2019: Daniel Morris: “Reading Spivack/Reading Myself”, August 2019: Indigo Moor: “A Long Overdue Apology”; July 2019: Lynne Thompson: “Father Tongue”, June 2019: Kim Shuck: “Maybe the Pepperwood Tree Taught Me to Write”, May 2019: Sandy McIntosh: “Two Bookstores and Two Capote Intrusions”, April 2019: Eileen R. Tabios: “My First Book”, March 2019: Jason McCall: “Who Are You?”, February 2019: Burt Kimmelman: “My Tutelage”, January 2019: Jane Hirshfield: “A Continuously Accidental and Precarious Thing” ,December 2018: Mary Mackey: “Fever and Jungles: On Becoming a Poet”, November 2018: Phillip Lopate: “The Poetry Years”, October 2018: Denise Duhamel: “Mr. Rogers and Me”