Howell, Christopher 1945–

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Howell, Christopher 1945–

PERSONAL: Born August 29, 1945, in Portland, OR; son of Bill (a graphics specialist) and Elinor (a homemaker; maiden name, Andersen) Howell; married Barbara Ellen Anderson, August 6, 1988; children: Evan, Emma (deceased). Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Edu-cation: Attended Pacific Lutheran University, 1963–66; Oregon State University, B.A., 1968; Portland State University, M.A., 1971; University of Massachusetts, M.F.A., 1972.

ADDRESSES: Home—420 W. 24th, Spokane, WA 99203. Office—705 W. First, Spokane, WA 99201. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, visiting writer, 1986–87; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, distinguished visiting professor, 1987–88; Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, director of creative writing, 1999–96; Eastern Washington University, Spokane, professor of English and creative writing, 1996–. Lynx House Press, director, 1972–; gives readings from his works. Military service: U.S. Navy, 1968–70.

MEMBER: Associated Writing Programs, American Association of University Presses.

AWARDS, HONORS: Creative writing fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts, 1981, 2001.



The Crime of Luck, Panache Books (Sunderland, MA), 1977.

Why Shouldn't I, L'Epervier Press (Fort Collins, CO), 1977.

Though Silence: The Ling Wei Texts, illustrated by Abigail Rorer, L'Epervier Press (Seattle, WA), 1981, reprinted, Lost Horse Press (Spokane, WA), 1999.

Sea Change, L'Epervier Press (Seattle, WA), 1985.

Sweet Afton, True Directions, 1991.

Memory and Heaven, Eastern Washington University Press (Cheney, WA), 1996.

(Translator) Lady of the Fallen Air: Poems from the Chinese, Trask House Books (Portland, OR), 1998.

Just Waking: Poems Uncollected and Otherwise, 1981–1996, Lost Horse Press (Sandpoint, ID), 2003.

Light's Ladder, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA), 2004.

Contributor to radio program New Letters on the Air, recorded by New Letters (Kansas City, MO), 1981.