by Kat Thornton
Boise State's Master of Fine Arts for Creative Writing reading series continues this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnwell Room of the Student Union Building at Boise State with poet Fanny Howe.
Howe is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose, including The Lyrics, On the Ground and Radical Love: Five Novels. The Buffalo, N.Y., native has traveled the world as a poet and writer and been the recipient of numerous awards for poetry, including the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. In her latest collection of poetry, Come and See, Howe writes in the acknowledgments: "Thanks to all of these [awards], I was able to to increase the tempo of my itinerant way of life and enter the world as I found it, without depending on a paycheck."
This free spirit of discovery is present in the poems of Come and See, as well as a sense of the places Howe has traveled, such as Italy, Ireland and Russia. Howe will read from her collection tonight and, as always, the event is free and open to the public.
Can't make it tonight or bummed that you missed other readings from the MFA reading series? Don't be. Podcast of the readings are available here.