March 21, 2020
Marie Howe was a guest at Yaddo in 1989 and 1995. The poem shared here is from her debut collection, The Good Thief (1988). On the challenge of staying present, Howe has written, “This might be the most difficult task for us in postmodern life: not to look away from what is actually happening. To put down the iPod and the e-mail and the phone. To look long enough so that we can look through it—like a window.” Cheers, all.