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What the Living Do: Poems

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Informed by the death of a beloved brother, here are the stories of childhood, its thicket of sex and sorrow and joy, boys and girls growing into men and women, stories of a brother who in his dying could teach how to be most alive. What the Living Do reflects a new form of confessional poetry, one shared to some degree by other women poets such as Sharon Olds and Jane Kenyon. Unlike the earlier confessional poetry of Plath, Lowell, Sexton et al., Howe's writing is not so much a moan or a shriek as a song. It is a genuinely feminine form . . . a poetry of intimacy, witness, honesty, and relation (Boston Globe).

Author: Marie Howe
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 04/17/1999
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780393318869

About the Author
Howe, Marie: - Marie Howe is the former poet laureate of New York and the author of three previous collections. Magdalene was longlisted for the National Book Award. Howe teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.