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Fanny Howe makes poetry out of paradox in her 2014 National Book Award Finalist, Second Childhood
With a brief introduction by National Book Foundation Executive Director and author Harold Augenbraum, Prize-winning American poet, novelist, and short story writer Fanny Howe took the stage at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International to read a poem titled The Monk and Her Seaside Dreams from her 2014 National Book Award Finalist in Poetry, Second Childhood (Graywolf Press; July, 2014). Howe wrapped her appearance with a question from Augenbaum regarding the 18-19th century German poet, Holderlin, who inspired her to look for paradox in poetry.

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