Marie Howe has written three poetry collections: _The Good Thief_ (1988), selected for the National Poetry Series; _What the Living Do_ (1997), named one of the five best poetry collections of the year by _Publishers Weekly_; and _The Kingdom of Ordinary Time_ (2008), a _Los Angeles Times_ Book Prize finalist. The Poetry Foundation features her biography and work. She earned an MFA from Columbia University, where she studied with Stanley Kunitz, to whom she refers as “my true teacher.” Howe has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, and NYU. She coedited (with Michael Klein) the essay anthology _In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic_ (1994). She has received fellowships from the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She was the Poet Laureate of New York State from 2012 to 2014 and lives in New York City.