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  • Christopher Howell
    Christopher Howell
    Professor
    Riverpoint One 425
    Phone: 509.359.4966
    Specialization

    English and Creative Writing

    Biography

    Pacific Lutheran University, 1963-66
    Oregon State University, 1966-68, BA
    Portland State University, 1970-71, MA
    University of Massachusetts, 1971-73, MFA

    I was a military journalist during the Vietnam War, after which I attended graduate school. I worked odd jobs, and was a private investigator for awhile before embarking on a teaching career during which I taught at colleges and universities in Massachusetts, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Kansas. I have published eight full-length collections of poems and have two more forthcoming, plus a collection of essays and an anthology. I have been awarded two National Endowment Creative Writing fellowships, and fellowships from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the Oregon arts Commission, the King County Arts Commission and the Washington Artist Trust. I have also been awarded the Washington State Governor's Award, the Washington State Book Award, and a number of other prizes and distinctions. I founded Lynx House Press in the mid-'70s and was its director and principal editor for 30 years. I have also been director and senior editor of Eastern Washington University Press, and editor of the journal Willow Springs and several other literary publications.

    Recent Publications

    Light's Ladder (U. of Washington Press), 2004
    Just Waking (Lost Horse Press, Sandpoint, ID) 2003
    Memory and Heaven (Eastern Washington U. Press), 1996
    Though Silence: the Ling Wei Texts (True Directions, San Francisco, CA), 1991

    Courses Taught

    Graduate Poetry Workshop
    The Moderns and Modernism
    Internship in Literary Publishing
    Special Topics in Creative Writing, Surrealism
    Special Topics in Creative Writing, The Spy in Literature and Film
    Contemporary World Poetry and Poetics

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