Founded in 2001 as a poetry collective, Marsh Hawk Press has evolved into a self-sustaining publisher that prides itself on its authors’ involvement in every stage of the publishing process. Our books' forms and sensibilities assimilate modern and post-modern traditions of poetry and memoir but expand from these without political or aesthetic bias.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
SUSAN HOWE TO JUDGE THE 2020 MARSH HAWK PRESS PRIZE
Judging the next Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize contest will be Susan Howe.
One of the preeminent poets of her generation, Susan Howe is known for innovative verse that crosses genres and disciplines in its theoretical underpinnings and approach to history. Layered and allusive, her work draws on early American history and primary documents, weaving quotation and image into poems that often revise standard typography. Howe’s interest in the visual possibilities of language can be traced back to her initial interest in painting: Howe earned a degree from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in 1961, and enjoyed some success with gallery shows in New York. In addition to painting, Howe studied acting in Dublin. From an artistic, intellectual family, Howe’s mother Mary Manning was an actress and her father a law professor at Harvard; Howe’s sister Fanny Howe is also an acclaimed poet. Go HERE for more information.