Christopher Howell has published ten collecitons of poems, most recently Gaze and Love’s Last Number, which was a finalist for the UNT Rilke Prize. His poems, translations, and essays have been widely published in anthologies and journals, including Harper’s, Gettysburg Review, Denver Quarterly, and Antioch Review. The recipient of three Pushcart Prizes, he has also received multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington Artist Trust, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He has also been awarded the Helen Bullis, Vachel Lindsay, and Vi Gale prizes, the Washington State Governor’s Prize for Literature, the Washington State Book Award, and the Stanley W. Lindberg Award for Editorial Excellence. A native of the Northwest, Howell was a military journalist during the Vietnam War and later received an MA from Portland State University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He now 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.