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Fanny Howe is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose; she grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and studied at Stanford University. Howe’s collections of poetry include Second Childhood (2014), Come and See (2011), On the Ground (2004), Gone (2003), Selected Poems (2000), Forged(1999), Q (1998), One Crossed Out (1997), O’Clock (1995), and The End (1992). She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, and the Village Voice, as well as fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the MacDowell Colony. Her Selected Poems won the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. In 2001 and 2005, Howe was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. In 2008 she won an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2009; Second Childhood (2014) was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award.