Thursday, September 13, 2012

Marie Howe: On adopting a child

Many of Marie Howe's recent poems and writings explore her experiences as the single mother of her daughter Grace Yi-Nan Howe. A single mother, Howe was in her fifties when she elected to adopt Grace from China in 2003.

"Three weeks in three Chinese cities (bicycles, smog, scorpions, SARS, an appendicitis attack), Yi-Nan sobbing throughout the fifteen-hour flight, and we were back in New York, slumped in a cab speeding through the rainy night." More in New York magazine.

Our new State Poet, Howe will be inaugurated along with State Author Alison Lurie on September 20 in Page Hall on the University at Albany downtown campus, 135 Western Ave.