The Kingdom of Ordinary Time

By Marie Howe
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393041996, 68pp.)

Publication Date: February 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Hurrying through errands, attending a dying mother, helping her own child down the playground slide, the speaker in these poems wonders: what is the difference between the self and the soul? The secular and the sacred? Where is the kingdom of heaven? And how does one live in Ordinary Time during those periods that are not apparently miraculous?



NPR
Friday, Apr 13, 2012

"Poetry holds the knowledge that we are alive and that we know we're going to die," poet Marie Howe tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. One of Howe's most famous poems, "What the Living Do," was recently included in The Penguin Anthology of 20th-Century American Poetry. More at NPR.org

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