by George J. Dance

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Howard Altmann. Courtesy Skylight Books.

Howard Altmann is a Canadian-born American poet.


Altmann was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and graduated from that city's McGill University. After receiving an M.B.A. from Stanford University, he worked for a real estate investment company as senior Vice President. He has written children's stories and plays, and has taught poetry at a women's prison. He lives in New York City.[1]


John Ashbery: ""Howard Altmann interrogates the sky, the light, the world, about their intentions. If he seldom finds reassuring answers, he finds something better: 'When all that consoled consoles no longer / loneliness finds a room inside the one it knows.' These poems are as essential as a glass of water."[1]



  • Who Collects the Days. Oakville, ON, & Niagara Falls, NY: Mosaic Press, 2004.
  • In This House. New York: Turtle Point Press, 2010.


  • The Johnsons and the Thompsons. Playscripts, 2008.[1]

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 " In This House,", Web, Feb. 20, 2012.
  2. Search results = au:Howard Altmann, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Aug. 22, 2015.

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