Debths by Susan Howe, published by New Directions

Susan Howe - Debths


  • £11.99

A collection in five parts, Susan Howe’s electrifying book opens with a preface by the poet that lays out some of Debths’ inspirations - the art of Paul Thek, the Isabella Stewart Gardner collection, and early American writings. She also addresses memory - its threads and galaxies: “the mystery of strong music in the soul.” 

Following that prose preface are four sections of poetry: 'Titian Air Vent,' 'Tom Tit Tot' (collage poems), 'Periscope,' and 'Debths.' As always with Howe, Debths brings “a not-being-in-the-no.” 


  • paperback   228 x 155 x 11 (mm)  |  210g  |  144 pages 
  • First Edition (published 2017) 


  • recommended readership:   general  |  experimental poetry 


Susan Howe was born in Boston on 1937 and is a preeminent and increasingly influential American poet, known for innovative writing that transcends genres with groundbreaking originality. 


also available: 
Susan Howe - Concordance   paperback 
Susan Howe - The Quarry   paperback 
Susan Howe & David Grubbs - Frolic Architecture   CD 
Susan Howe & David Grubbs - Concordance   LP 



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