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Christopher Howell, The Grief of a Happy Life - Poetry!

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Sun, 10/13/2019 - 4:00pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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The Grief of a Happy Life explores the interplay between memory and imagination, celebrating the ways that happiness and grief inform one another and give our lives fullness and vitality. Aeneas, Saint Theresa, Ovid, Kierkegaard, a German submarine, and so much more are woven together with Howell’s trademark precision and accessibility into exquisite tableaux, each providing a view of both what we must live with and what we must not live without.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Christopher Howell is author of a dozen poetry collections, including Love’s Last Number, Gaze, and Dreamless and Possible: Poems New and Selected. He has received numerous honors, including the Washington State Book Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Artist Trust, and three Pushcart Prizes. A military journalist during the Vietnam War, he has been for many years director and principal editor for Lynx House Press and now lives in Spokane, Washington, where he teaches in Eastern Washington University’s master of fine arts in creative writing program.

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Books: 
The Grief of a Happy Life (Pacific Northwest Poetry) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780295746166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - October 2nd, 2019

Love's Last Number: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314758
Availability: Not in-stock currently- expect arrival in 1-14 business days
Published: Milkweed Editions - February 14th, 2017

Gaze Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314369
Availability: ***LIKELY UNAVAILABLE- Call Store for Details***
Published: Milkweed Editions - January 3rd, 2012

Dreamless and Possible: Poems New and Selected (Pacific Northwest Poetry) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780295992877
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - March 7th, 2013

Light's Ladder (Pacific Northwest Poetry) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780295984001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - April 1st, 2004

Though Silence: The Ling Wei Texts Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780966861228
Availability: ***LIKELY UNAVAILABLE- Call Store for Details***
Published: Lost Horse Press - September 13th, 2011

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