Fanny Howe has joined UMB's Creative Writing Program as our inaugural Visiting Writer. She has published twelve works of fiction, and over twenty volumes of poetry, as well as six books for young adults, and two books of memoir. Her countless awards include the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize, given annually by the Poetry Foundation to a living US poet for a lifetime’s accomplishment, as well as the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize awarded annually by the Nation Magazine honoring an artist whose work supports “the arts and the cause of world peace.” Buffalo-born and Cambridge-raised Howe is also a noted civil rights activist whose novels, according to critic Joshua Glenn “about interracial love and utopian dreaming offer a rich social history of Boston in the 1960s and 70s.” Her accomplishments in every genre, coupled with a lifetime’s dedication to social activism, make her singularly appropriate for UMass Boston.
Fall 2013 Global Voices Lineup Coming Soon...
Global Voices Reading Series Fall 2013