The Kingdom of Ordinary Time by Marie Howe

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Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize: “Thought-provoking, poignant, brutal, amusing, and always beautiful.”—Elizabeth Berg

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 apparently unmiraculous periods of everyday trouble and joy?

About Marie Howe

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Marie Howe is the author of The Good Thief, What the Living Do, and The Kingdom of Ordinary Time. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.
Published September 8, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 73 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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SignatureReviewed by Brenda ShaughnessyMarie Howe's books of poetry materialize once a decade and are big news and cause for celebration.

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B+ Originally posted Mar 13, 2008 Published in issue #983 Mar 21, 2008 Order article reprints

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Austin Chronicle

It's also a stroke of good timing that Howe has just published a new book of poems, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, a lovely, clearheaded collection of work that should serve, for first-time readers, as a fine introduction to a poet who has only published three books of poems in a span of 20 years.

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