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Howell, Christopher

Overview
Works: 21 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 1,776 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Interviews  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3558.O897, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Howell
Light's ladder : poems by Christopher Howell( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea change : poems by Christopher Howell( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaze : poems by Christopher Howell( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Howell's haunted and haunting collection, Gaze, is a book of counterpoints, swinging between moments of delicate connection (touching a girl's wrist) and striking brutality (a boy slamming a just-caught fish against a boat's stern to kill it "as he was taught"). Howell explores how our interior and exterior lives are entangled--the past living on inside us as we live inside the physical world that surrounds us--and he reminds us particularly of how loss releases us into the present, how in the process of living, "everybody pays."
Memory and heaven by Christopher Howell( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an ease about Howell's ability to slip out into the amazing and return to the reader, smoking. It is as if the poem were the iridescent overflow of a profoundly abundant imagination. --Tim Barnes. Tangled, fertile, obsessed with time, elegiac, comic, shifty, and always sharply, freshly observant, each syllable carries on a running battle with those who would reduce life to mock-turtle simulations and virtual realities, and each word is stroked on the loom of gratitude for the power of the imagination we are given. --Bill Tremblay
Though silence : the Ling Wei texts : poems by Christopher Howell( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive copy pending receipt of title at Poets House
Dreamless and possible : poems new and selected by Christopher Howell( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why shouldn't I by Christopher Howell( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just waking : poems uncollected and otherwise, 1981-1996 by Christopher Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of Robinson : homage to Weldon Kees( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Afton : poems by Christopher Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crime of luck : [poems] by Christopher Howell( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wu general writes from far away by Christopher Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's last number : poems by Christopher Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From celebrated poet Christopher Howell, Love's Last Number is a series of musings on time's arrow: on both the relentless march that divides each moment into past, present, and future - before and after - and the ultimately porous and recursive nature of time itself. A soldier remembers limes and curious children in Portugal. Refugees cross a dangerous land, and find each other in love. Boy scouts play war in devastating ways, a child listens to a baseball game in a more innocent time. In this multiplicity of voices and tones, the collection reflects on what we, as humans, do about memory, love, grief, war, and the search for meaning. In its sinuous sequences, Love's Last Number insists that life - and history - are a continuing crisis of faith, imagination, consciousness, and moral clarity. And yet these poems, like existence itself, offer moments of transcendent joy and sudden hilarity: laughter against the darkness"--
The eyes, the window : poems by Marci Rae Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book thrusts us into linguistics and semiotics, but does so by means of a kind of picqaresque love story, which is in part also the story of Johnson's own writing of the story and of our reading it, and of the inevitable split between the story and the experience. From introduction
King of the butterflies : a poem by Christopher Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red alders in an island dream by Christopher Howell( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Vern Rutsala by Christopher Howell( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simons's quest by Christopher Howell( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting writers series, 1997-98( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by writers of prose and poetry sponsored by the Department of English at Reed College during the 1997-98 academic year
Christopher Howell by Christopher Howell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Light's ladder : poems
Alternative Names
Christopher Howell American writer

Howell, Chris

Languages
English (44)

Covers
Gaze : poemsMemory and heavenDreamless and possible : poems new and selectedJust waking : poems uncollected and otherwise, 1981-1996Aspects of Robinson : homage to Weldon Kees