The Poetry Project

Fanny Howe

Fanny Howe is the author of more than thirty works of poetry and prose, including Love and I, The Needle's Eye, Come and See, and The Winter Sun. Her recent poetry collection, Second Childhood, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her fiction has been honored as a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize. More recently, Night Philosophy (Divided Publishing, Brussels, 2020) scans across years of short work “collected around the figure of the child..., not just as a little person under the tutelage of adults, but also the submerged one, who knows, and who is without power, who doesn't matter. The book proposes a minor politics that disperses all concentrations of power.” After years in California, teaching at UC San Diego, Fanny Howe lives in New England.