Gaze

Gaze
Poetry

Gaze

Finalist for the Rilke Prize
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Christopher Howell’s haunted and haunting Gaze is a collection of counterpoints, swinging between moments of delicate connection and striking brutality. Howell explores how our interior and exterior lives are entangled, the past living on inside us as we live in the physical world around us, and he reminds us how loss releases us into the present—how in the process of living, “everybody pays.”

Gaze is divided into three sections, focusing successively on the objective world, the world of the inner life, and finally on the “other world” of the imagination and alternate reality. The author speaks through his own voice as well as the voices of other characters, ghosts, and creatures, coming together to question and explore our perception of the world. Shifting between lyric and narrative, these poems proceed incrementally and with humility, offering a bewitching and deeply felt wisdom.

ISBN:
978-1-57131-436-9
Publish Date: 
01/03/2012
Pages: 
96
Size: 
5.5 × 8.5 × 0.25 in
Weight: 
5.3 oz
Author
Christopher Howell

Christopher Howell has published ten collections of poems, most recently Gaze and Love’s Last Number. He teaches at Eastern Washington University, where he is also director of Willow Springs Books, as well as director and principal editor for Lynx House Press.

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