NYS Poet and Author Announced

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.

More Information

Press Announcement, New York State Office of Governor

University Libraries holdings – Marie Howe

University Libraries holdings – Alison Lurie

English and American Literature, University Libraries Subject Guide

Writing and Literature MFA, University Libraries Subject Guide


Janet Clarke

Janet Clarke

Associate Dean, Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
email: janet.clarke@stonybrook.edu
Janet Clarke
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