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Woodberry Poetry Room

VOCARIUM READING SERIES: Forrest Gander & Fanny Howe

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Houghton Library
Open to the public, Reading/Lecture,

The Woodberry Poetry Room welcomes you to its grand finale event of the season: a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Forrest Gander (author of Knot, Copper Canyon, 2022) and Fanny Howe (author of Manimal Woe, 2021, and London-Rose: Beauty Will Save the World, 2022). Introductory remarks will be delivered by poet and critic Stephanie Burt.

An informal reception and book-signing (provided by Grolier Poetry Book Shop) will follow the event.

In-Person Attendance:  Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University, at 6:00pm.
Free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow the event.

Online Attendance: Livestreaming available via the WPR YouTube Channel at 6:00pm (Eastern Standard Time).

ABOUT FORREST GANDER: Gander is a writer, translator, and editor of several anthologies of writing from Spain and Mexico. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Twice Alive; Be With, which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award; and Core Samples from the World, a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Most recently, Gander collaborated with the photographer Jack Shear to create the collection Knot (Copper Canyon, 2022). He is the recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Howard, United States Artists, and Whiting Foundations. 

ABOUT FANNY HOWE: Fanny Howe is the award-winning author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose. Her works include London-Rose: Beauty Will Save the World (2022), Manimal Woe (2021), Night Philosophy (2020), Love and I (2019), The Needle’s Eye (2016), Second Childhood (2014)—a finalist for the National Book Award—Come and See (2011), Radical Love: Five Novels (2009), and Selected Poems (2000)—winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Howe is the recipient of the 2023 Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award. The Poetry Room recently acquired the Fanny Howe notebook collection (1967-2021).

We welcome you to contact us with any questions about this event. We can be reached by email at poetryrm@fas.harvard.edu or via phone at (617) 495-2454. Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Houghton Library's Administrative Coordinator Le Huong Huynh by email or at 617-495-2443 in advance of the reading.



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Christina Davis