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.
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."
- 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.
- Howard Altmann at the Poetry Foundation
- Howard Altmann 3 poems at the Academy of American Poets
- "The Lake of Memories" Poem of the Week at The Guardian
- "Budapest 1944" Poem of the Week at The Guardian
- "Lisbon, Mon Amour", North American Review
- Howard Altmann at Amazon.com
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