Howe creates a finely woven exploration of narrative and transmission anchored in the American past and future. A fascinating look at art across time that can be visited many times without dulling.

Chicago Review of Books

The newest collection by one of America’s most exciting poets

Debths

Poetry by Susan Howe

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Paperback (published June 27, 2017)

ISBN
9780811226851
Price US
15.95
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21.95
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
160

Ebook (published June 27, 2017)

ISBN
9780811226868

Susan Howe

American poet and essayist

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Howe creates a finely woven exploration of narrative and transmission anchored in the American past and future. A fascinating look at art across time that can be visited many times without dulling.

Chicago Review of Books

Debths is a profound synthesis of Howe’s obsessions, methods, and concerns as a writer… an enactment of the eternally present and perpetually surprising conversation between poet and reader. Howe’s writing is as vital now as it has ever been.

—Stephen Collis, Boston Review

A finely woven exploration of narrative and transmission anchored in the American past and future.

—Sarah Huener, Chicago Review of Books

Howe’s critical poetics are based, like Duchamp’s, in the powerful way in which we can reframe, re-contextualize what has been excluded from our traditional frames of attention.

Literary Hub

Definition of poetry as the intersection of sight, sound, and sense.

—Christopher Higgs, Big Other

As fascinating and compelling as any writer we have.

The Harvard Review

Invaluable—a rigorously skeptical and a profoundly visionary poet, a writer whose demystifying intelligence is matched by a passionate embrace of poetry’s rejuvenating power.

—John Palattella, The Boston Review

A fresh occasion not just to celebrate Howe, who turned seventy-eight this year, but also to read her anew, which is the more formidable and ultimately more rewarding charge. Wildly and wantonly she is bringing everything to the table, including poetry, history, research, politics, autobiography, imagination, obsession and love, all the while demonstrating how strange, puzzling, and untamed writing and thinking can be.

—Maggie Nelson, Artforum