Susan Howe

Author

Susan Howe is a preeminent living American poet and scholar.

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 her Irish roots and early American history 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. An idiosyncratic, important and increasingly influential American poet, Howe has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including most recently the 2010 Bolligen Prize and a Guggenheim fellowship. She has been a distinguished fellow at the Stanford Institute for Humanities, as well as the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She taught for many years at the State University of New York-Buffalo, where she held the Samuel P. Capen Chair of Poetry and the Humanities.

Spontaneous Particulars

Spontaneous Particulars

Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker

Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker

That This

That This

Souls Of The Labadie Tract

Souls Of The Labadie Tract

My Emily Dickinson

My Emily Dickinson

The Midnight

The Midnight

The Europe Of Trusts

The Europe Of Trusts

Pierce-Arrow

Pierce-Arrow

Frame Structures

Frame Structures

The Nonconformist’s Memorial

The Nonconformist’s Memorial

Contributor

The Gorgeous Nothings

The Gorgeous Nothings