Fanny Howe was the 2010-2012 Lannan Foundation Chair in Poetics at Georgetown University. Irish-American poet, novelist and essayist, she is among the most widely read of experimental writers.
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The Lannan Foundation Chair is a visiting position at Georgetown to be held by a distinguished writer and public intellectual from the United States or overseas. Providing intellectual steerage during his or her tenure, the Foundation Chair lends visibility, focusing energy, and imaginative scope to the programs on offer. In any given year, the holder convenes significant public events in accord with his or her interests; and teaches in the undergraduate or graduate curriculum.