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Marie Howe is an award-winning poet and writing instructor at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College and New York University. After a brief career as a reporter and English teacher, she got her master of fine arts from Columbia University. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and the Harvard Review, among other publications. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1992, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998 and served as New York state’s Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014. Her poetry collections include “The Good Thief,” “What the Living Do” and “The Kingdom of Ordinary Time.” Her most recent collection is “Magdalene: Poems” (Norton), which reimagines Mary Magdalene dealing with her past trauma and daily grief in our contemporary world.

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Marie Howe

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