Marie Howe to serve as the 10th New York State Poet, Alison Lurie as the 10th New York State Author.
Marie Howe succeeds Jean Valentine as NYS Poet and joins a long line of distinguished poets who have served in the position, including Billy Collins, John Ashbery, Sharon Olds, Jane Cooper, Richard Howard, Audre Lorde, Robert Creeley, and Stanley Kunitz.
Ms. Howe’s works include: The Good Thief, What The Living Do, and The Kingdom of Ordinary Time.
Alison Lurie succeeds Mary Gordon as NYS Author and joins a group of eminent authors who have served in the position, including Russell Banks, Kurt Vonnegut, James Salter, Peter Matthiessen, William Gaddis, Norman Mailer, E. L. Doctorow, and Grace Paley.
Ms. Lurie’s works include: The War Between The Tates, Truth and Consequences, and Foreign Affairs.