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Established Poet to Visit Lenoir-Rhyne University

Mon Oct 15 2012


Due to the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, Poet Marie Howe has canceled her appearance with the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, November 1. Howe lives in New York City and is unable to travel to Hickory for the program. The event will be rescheduled for 2013.

HICKORY, N.C. — The fourth speaker in the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series will be Marie Howe. Howe will appear on the Lenoir-Rhyne campus in P.E. Monroe Auditorium on Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. – no tickets or reservations required.

Howe is the author of three volumes of poetry, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2009), What LivingThings Do (1998), and The Good Thief (1988). Internationally celebrated poet Margaret Atwood selected The Good Thief for the 1987 National Poetry Series.

Howe’s most recent book, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize. In 1988 she was selected for a Lavan Younger Poet Award for the Academy of American Poets in 1988. She has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Bunting Institute, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Renowned poet Stanley Kunitz has called her poetry “luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life,” and the Boston Globe described her work as ”poetry of intimacy, witness, honesty, and relation.”

The Visiting Writers Series is free to the public thanks to the support of sponsors. This year’s sponsors include Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Crowne Plaza, NC Arts Council, Our State Magazine, Patrick Beaver Library, Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center, United Arts Council of Catawba County, WDAV 88.9fm, and WFAE 90.3fm.

For additional information on each author and on the entire Visiting Writers Series at Lenoir-Rhyne University, go to or call 828-328-7077.

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