Poets Marie Howe and Donna Masini

Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry: Magdalene: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2017); The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton, 2009); What the Living Do (1997); and The Good Thief (1988). She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (1994). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others.

“Marie Howe's poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant  inner life. Her long, deep-breathing lines address the mysteries of flesh and spirit, in  terms accessible only to a woman who is very much of our time and yet still in touch  with the sacred.” —Stanley Kunitz   


Donna Masini was born in Brooklyn and has always lived in NYC. She attended Hunter College and  received her MFA in Poetry from New York University in 1988. Her first collection of poems, That Kind of Danger  (Beacon Press, 1994), was selected by Mona Van Duyn for the Barnard Women Poet's Prize. Her second book was a novel,  About Yvonne ( W.W. Norton and Co., 1997)  which the New York Times called “a stunning novel of sexual obsession.”  In 2004 she published her second collection of poems, Turning to Fiction  (WW Norton and Co.)

“Donna Masini’s poems are on the wavelength of Whitman and Rukeyser but are inimitable her own: urban, sexual, working-class, passionate, marked by great moral intelligence and generosity.  She is one of the marvelous new poets this country is generating in a terrible time.” -- Adrienne Rich 


Event date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Golden Notebook
29 Tinker street
Woodstock, 12498