Tag Archives: Marie Howe

Bad or Failed Poems vs Bad Person – In the Age of Social Media Another Look at Tony Hoagland (1954-2018)

The Hero’s Journey I remember the first time I looked at the spotless marble floor of a giant hotel lobby and understood that someone had waxed and polished it all night and that someone else had pushed his cart of cleaning supplies down the long air-conditioned corridors of the Steinberg Building across the street and […]

The “Isness” of Addiction – Two Poems by G and Marie Howe – Part One of a Series on Addiction and Recovery

Untitled Something dark and growling lives inside you. You started growing it before you were old enough to know what you were doing. So it gripped down and claimed space like a dog no one thought to love. It pissed on the walls and made itself at home and when you thought to give it […]

Richard’s Sept. 24th Poetry Retreat – Duncan – Among Other Showings the Show Don’t Tell of Marie Howe!

Magdalene: The Woman Taken in Adultery Teacher, they said to Jesus, The Law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say? –John 8:5 You know how it is when your speeding car spins on the ice at night and you think here it is? When the deer spring across the headlights? When you […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – #29 in a Series – Marie Howe’s Divine Spark

BEFORE THE BEGINNING Was I ever virgin? Did someone touch me before I could speak? Who had me before I knew I was an I? So that I wanted that touch again and again without knowing who or why or whence it came? Marie Howe from Magdelene, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017 In her astonishing […]