Fanny Howe Archive

The Poetics of Bewilderment

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Perhaps it’s paradoxical to want to define bewilderment, much less bewilderment as a poetics, given that the word generally refers to a state of confusion, an unmooring from the resolute signifiers that compose our comfortable, if not tidal and illusory, understanding of reality.

Review: THIS IS WHY I CAME by Mary Rakow

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This is Why I Came Mary Rakow Counterpoint, December 15 2015 204 pp; $24 Buy hardcover | eBook To tell you that Mary Rakow’s lyrical novel This is Why I Came is a recasting of biblical narratives hardly sets the book apart—the Bible, with its knotty metaphors, unequaled cast

Literary Boroughs #5: Brooklyn, NY

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. The series will run on our blog from May 2012 until AWP13 in Boston. Please enjoy the fifth

Fanny Howe and Martha Ronk reading at the Blacksmith House

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Former Ploughshares guest-editor Fanny Howe (Vol. 2/1, Spring 1974) and Ploughshares contributor Martha Ronk will be reading from their work on December 7th at the Blacksmith House. Fanny Howe is the author of over twenty books of poetry and prose. She is the recipient of several literary awards, including