“‘Breath’ is the real gift of these poems, an aura that Fanny Howe works to refine until it dazzles….The aura of wonder, an evanescent glow felt in life’s best moments, when they seem to point beyond themselves, moves through her poems, hangs in and around them—the emanation of a stubbornly resilient spirit whose care lends her work its lovingly articulated contours.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
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Acclaimed poet Fanny Howe was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1940. Her recent collections of poetry include her Selected Poems, which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 2001, Forged, Q, The Vineyard, One Crossed Out, O'Clock and The End. Howe has also written several novels, short story collections, and books for young adults. Her many honors include two awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Commonwealth Prize from the State of California, as well as fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the MacArthur Colony. She lived and taught in California for many years, but now she makes her home in her native New England.