The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (Hardcover)


By Marie Howe

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393041996, 80pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/8/2009)
Paperback (4/17/1999)
Hardcover (11/17/1997)

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An anticipated new volume from Marie Howe whose “poetry is luminous, intense, eloquent, rooted in abundant inner life” (Stanley Kunitz).

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?

About the Author

Marie Howe is the former poet laureate of New York and the author of three previous collections. Magdalene was longlisted for the National Book Award. Howe teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.