“Connections between unconnected things are the unreal reality of Poetry,” Howe writes in her revolutionary work of creative scholarship, My Emily Dickinson, which won the 1985 Before Columbus Foundation Book Award. Howe’s own poetry lights out for new territories of word and image, history and lyric. Her poetry collections include Singularities, The Europe of Trusts, and most recently, The Midnight.
Listen to Susan Howe read an excerpt from the introduction to her book The Birth-Mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History at the Folger on December 11, 2001.
Visit her Poetry Foundation page for more information.