A Tribute to Richard Howard

Richard Howard, a widely celebrated poet, translator, educator, and critic, served as Professor of Professional Practice in Columbia’s Writing Program from 1995 to 2015 and Professor Emeritus from 2015 to 2022. He was the author of fifteen books of poetry, numerous works of critical nonfiction, over 150 translations from French. He was the recipient of honors and distinctions including the Levinson Prize, the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters Literary Award, as well as fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. He died on March 31, 2022, survived by his husband, the painter David Alexander.
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Co-presented by the Academy of American Poets, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG), New Directions Publishing, The Paris Review, Poetry Society of America, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, and Turtle Point Press.

Featuring Baba Badji, Mary Jo Bang, Meghan Maguire Dahn, Jennifer Franklin, Edward Hirsch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Rika Lesser, Grace Schulman, Jimin Seo, Vijay Seshadri, Benjamin Taylor, Craig Morgan Teicher, Brenda Wineapple, and Samantha Zighelboim.