Susan Howe’s homage to Stevens

by Simon Collings

The forthcoming issue of Long Poem Magazine, Issue 17, includes an essay of mine on Susan Howe’s poem ‘118 Westerly Terrace’, which forms part of her book Souls of the Labadie Tract (2007). The address 118 Westerly Terrace, in Hartford, Connecticut, is where the poet Wallace Stevens lived. Howe revers Stevens, and this is her moving tribute to him. The new issue of the magazine is being launched at the Barbican Library in London on 22 May – full details here. I will be there, though only those who contributed poems will be reading.