If you keep track of the poets coming to the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, you already know the center's schedule is subject to change. Gary Clark, director of the writing programs, just announced that Fanny Howe's open-to-the-public reading schedule has change and will be on Friday May 16 at 8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall on Route 15. I plan to be there for this often provocative California poet with strong Boston Irish roots.
Here's part of her entry at Poets.org:
Fanny Howe was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1940. She is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose. Her recent collections of poetry include On the Ground (Graywolf, 2004), Gone (2003), Selected Poems (2000), Forged (1999), Q (1998), One Crossed Out (1997), O'Clock (1995), and The End (1992).
Howe is also the author of several novels and prose collections, most recently, The Lives of a Spirit / Glasstown: Where Something Got Broken (Nightboat Books, 2005) and Nod (Sun & Moon Press, 1998). ...
Howe was the recipient of the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for her Selected Poems.
For some lively insight into Howe's work and personality, check out Justin Taylor's correspondence interview with her.