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Christopher Howell

Christopher Howell’s latest collection of poems, Gaze, was released in 2012 by Milkweed Editions. His selected volume, Dreamless and Possible, published by the University of Washington Press in 2010, encompasses three decades of distinguished work drawn from all of his previous books. Howell’s eighth collection of poems,Light’s Ladder, won the Washington State Book Award in 2005. His poems, essays and translations have also appeared in a number of anthologies and journals, including Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Crazy Horse, Denver Quarterly, Field, Gettysburg Review, Harper’s, Hudson ReviewIowa Review, Northwest Review, Poetry Northwest, Southern Review and Volt. He has been recipient of three Pushcart Prizes and two National Endowment fellowships, as well as a number of other awards. In addition to teaching poetry at the Inland Northwest Center for Writers, the MFA program at Eastern Washington University, he is senior editor of the small press Willow Springs Editions.