Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A-to-Z Guide

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Martin asserts, “[Howard] remains a voice of civilization, a man trained in an old tradition. His poems speak clearly of his commitment to the mind and to precision in expression” (109).


Works by Richard Howard


Quantities. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, 1962.

The Damages. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, 1967.

Untitled Subjects. New York: Atheneum, 1969.

Findings. New York: Atheneum, 1971.

Two-Part Inventions. New York: Atheneum, 1974.

Fellow Feelings. New York: Atheneum, 1976.

Misgivings. New York: Atheneum, 1979.

Helenistics. New York: Red Ozier Press, 1984.

Lining Up. New York: Atheneum, 1984.

No Traveller. New York: Knopf, 1989.

Selected Poems. London: Penguin, 1991.

Like Most Revelations. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.

Trappings. New York: Turtle Point Books, 1999.


Alone with America: Essays on the Art of Poetry in the United States since 1950. New York: Atheneum, 1969. Rev. ed. 1980.

Preferency: 51 American Poets Choose Poems from Their Own Work and from the Past. New York: Viking, 1974. (editor)

Works about Richard Howard

Bang, Mary Jo. “An Interview with Richard Howard.” Boulevard 15.3 (Spring 2000): 37–47.

Bergman, David. “Choosing Our Fathers: Gender and Identity in Whitman, Ashberry, and Howard.” American Literary History 1.2 (Summer 1989): 383–403.

Donaldson, Jeffery. “Going Down in History: Richard Howard’s Untitled Subjects and James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover.” Salmagundi 76–77 (Fall 1987–Winter 1988): 175–202.

——. “Physical Measures.” Salmagundi 88–89 (Fall 1990–Winter 1991): 486–95.

Friedman, Norman. “Howard, Richard (Joseph).” Contemporary Poets. 7th ed. New York: St. Martin’s, 2001. 562–65.

Friedman, Sanford. “An Interview with Richard Howard.” Shenandoah 24.1 (1973): 5–31.

Gray, Paul. “A Conversation with Richard Howard.” Literature in Performance 2.1 (1981): 76–88.

Greenberg, Martin. “Howard’s Rendering.” New Criterion 18.5 (Jan. 2002): 63–66.


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