"Poetry of intimacy, witness, honesty, and relation." —The Boston Globe
Nationally acclaimed New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe is the winner of the 2017 Robert Creeley Award, and will gave a free public reading on the evening of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.
Marie Howe is the author of three volumes of poetry, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time; The Good Thief; and What the Living Do, and she is the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others. She has been a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and a recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, and Stanley Kunitz selected Howe for a Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the American Academy of Poets. In 2015, she received the Academy of American Poets Poetry Fellowship which recognizes distinguished poetic achievement. From 2012-2014, she served as the Poet Laureate of New York State.
The Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize honors one or two Massachusetts public or private high school students each year. The winners receive a monetary prize and the honor to open for the winner of the Robert Creeley Award.