The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture: The poetry of Marie Howe

Event time: 
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Miller Hall (PROS406) See map
406 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

In the Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture, David Mahan, Lecturer in Religion and Literature at the ISM, will present a reading and conversation about the work of Marie Howe. In her poetry Howe explores questions of vital spiritual importance, such as what is the difference between the self and the soul? Or the secular and the sacred? Where is the kingdom of heaven? And how does one live in Ordinary Time?

Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry, most recently Magdalene: Poems (WW Norton, 2017) She has been a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, a recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships and the Academy of American Poets fellowship. From 2012-2014, she served as the Poet Laureate of New York State. She is the poet in residence at The Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

David Mahan is a lecturer in Religion and Literature at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. A graduate of Yale Divinity School in Religion and Literature (1995) and winner of the Religion and the Arts Prize, Dr. Mahan has focused on the relationship between works of the literary imagination and the tasks of Christian theology, teaching classes that offer theological readings of 20th-21st century fiction and poetry, and Christian poetics.

Open to: 
General Public