Richard Howard

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book.jpgInner Voices: selected poems 1963-2003; Paper Trail: selected prose 1965-2003 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Richard Howard's extraordinary urbanity and sophistication are evident as he explores his influences: Henry James' winding syntax, Proust's evocation of a lost past, Whitman's teeming democracies. All of these sources lead him to his essential themes--desire and loss, love and lack. book1.jpg

Read an excerpt from Inner Voices.

Read an excerpt from Paper Trail.