Poet Fanny Howe returns to the Island on Sunday, July 14, joined by John Koethe for a reading at Featherstone Center for the Arts.

Ms. Howe was the recipient in 2009 of the prestigious Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize. She was also a longtime Vineyarder before moving off a few years ago.

In a 2013 interview with the Gazette she described her process this way: “I have always been a kind of scribbler writer, like if I had been a painter, I would have been a sketch artist. It’s the next thing to being insane, something just comes to my mind and I write it down. It’s almost like hearing voices.”

She also likened the practice of poetry to jazz music: “I would say that’s the most like it in contemporary life, it’s improvisatory, it’s sort of mystical, you can’t be sure of where it’s going.”

The Island welcomes Ms. Howe back to these shores along with Mr. Koethe, who in addition to writing poetry teaches philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The reading begins at 6:30 p.m. at 30 Featherstone Lane in Oak Bluffs.