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Women Poets at Barnard: Fanny Howe, Christina Davis, and Katie Peterson

Past Series, Poets at SOF/Heyman

dateNovember 4, 2015 timeWednesday, 7:00pm EST location Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College
  • Women Poets at Barnard
Headshots of Fanny Howe, Christina Davis, and Katie Peterson

The Heyman Center for the Humanities and Women Poets at Barnard present an evening with Fanny Howe, Christina Davis, and Katie Peterson.

Fanny Howe is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose, including the recent Second Childhood (2014), a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. “Fanny Howe’s work is unique in contemporary poetry for its exploration of religious faith, ethics, politics, and suffering” (Kimberley Lamm). Howe was the recipient of the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Christina Davis’s recent collection, An Ethic (2013), “is a book that has flapped up out of the startled dark of a parent’s death…As though a living hand were reaching out of the poem” (Forrest Gander). Her first book was Forth A Raven (Alice James Books, 2006). She is curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University.

Katie Peterson’s three books of poetry include The Accounts (2013), winner of the Rilke Prize for poetry, and &Permission (2013), which “is a poetry of search, chiefly for completion or wholeness, amidst the world of forms and various weathers” (August Kleinzhaler). She teaches at the University of California at Davis.

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