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Author: Fanny Howe

Fanny Howe (born 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. She has written many novels in prose collection, and is the mother of novelist Danzy Senna. Her father was a lawyer and her Irish-born mother played in the Abbey Theatre of Dublin for some time. Howe is the recipient of the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, presented annually by the Poetry Foundation to a living U.S. poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition. She is a sister of Susan Howe, also a poet. Howe has become (arguably) one of the most widely read of American experimental poets. She has also published several volumes of prose, including Lives of the Spirit/Glasstown: Where Something Got Broken (2005) and The Wedding Dress: Meditations on Word and Life (2003), a collection of essays. Several awards have been awarded to her, namely the 2001 Lenore Marshall and Poetry Prize, and the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Economics
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Economics

Flood Editions

Fiction. Largely set in Boston, Fanny Howe's ECONOMICS examines with an unwavering eye the necessary errors of the 1960s liberalism and consequences of cold war politics. A white liberal couple adopts a black child with troubling results; two old fr...

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FORGED

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FORGED

The Post-Apollo Press

Poetry. In FORGED daily experience is the density in which these poems take shape, in the heated atmosphere of the forge where peril is frequent. As elsewhere in her prose, she [Howe] creates her in poetry, a layered atmosphere of mystery and spirit...

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the lives of a spirit glasstown: where something got broken
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the lives of a spirit glasstown: where something got broken

Nightboat Books

Poetry. In this brilliant work that transcends genre--lyric essay, prose poem, philosophical fiction--Fanny Howe pursues her realization that keen metaphysical inquiry is radically essential to everyday life. Howe adds the stunning new coda Glasstow...

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The Quietist
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The Quietist

O Books

Poetry. "Fanny Howe's writing is a form of active, attentive waiting. Rather than forcing meaning, her scrupulous vigil opens a clearing in which spirit announces and enunciates itself. Not vaporous metaphysics, but process and struggle which lead t...

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Tis of Thee
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Tis of Thee

Atelos

Poetry. Art. Book + CD. With figures X, Y, and Z, Fanny Howe constructs "a repressed but emotional history" of encounters and unions between races, classes, genders, and epochs. Considering race as "the most random quality assigned to a soul," Howe ...

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THE VINEYARD
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THE VINEYARD

Lost Roads Publishers

What Did I Do Wrong?
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What Did I Do Wrong?

Flood Editions

Fiction. Episodic and picaresque, Fanny Howe's novella WHAT DID I DO WRONG? tells the story of a revolutionary mutt's journey through the kennels, parks, and suburban waste spaces around Boston in search of true freedom. This dog offers a firsthand ...

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