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Poetry reading by Christopher Howell
Friday, January 21, 2011 - 7:00pm

What: Poetry reading by Christopher Howell

When: Friday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.

Where: SMU 238 (Browsing Lounge)

Cost: Free

Contact: Michele Glazer,

Chris Howell

Christopher Howell has published nine books of poetry, and will be at PSU to celebrate his latest, Dreamless and Possible, new and selected poems. Howell has taught in the MFA program at Eastern Washington University since 1996 in addition to being, at various times in his career, the director of Eastern Washington University Press, Lynx
House Press and Bluestem Press.

Here is what critics and other poets have to say:

"Finally having the best of Christopher Howell's work of the past 30 or so years is a great gift to the readers of poetry. His voice is grave, irreverent, funny (at times) and his newest poems are also lighted by (I know this is a dangerous word) wisdom. Godspeed this book into the hands of many readers!"
- Thomas Lux

"Christopher Howell exults in 'the common mysteries of lives,' and his capacious vision is especially displayed here with poems from over the course of thirty years, during which he has written dramatic monologues, rhymed lyrics, haunting narratives and elegies that are both redemptive and terribly sad. And while the bewildering world 'sways on its pins,' we come away from his poetry with the curious belief that we are - somehow, strangely, by what?-blessed." - Lucia Perillo