Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

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Up Next:

Poet Chris HowellChris Howell

Thurs, April 17, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
BookPeople of Moscow

Chris Howell's latest collection of poems, Gaze, was released this spring by Milkweed Editions. His new and selected volume, Dreamless and Possible, published by the University of Washington Press in 2010, encompasses three decades of distinguished work drawn from all of his previous books. Christopher Buckley noted it was “a magnificent collection, by an exceptional voice and talent, one that enriches all of us writing and reading poetry in these times.”

Howell’s eighth collection of poems, Light's Ladder, won the Washington State Book Award in 2005. His poems, essays, and translations have also appeared in a number of anthologies and journals. Howell has received numerous awards for his writing, including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and two Washington State Book Awards. In addition, his work has three times been included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

He is professor of English and creative writing at Eastern Washington University, and lives with his family in Spokane.

2013-2014 Reading Schedule

Distinguished Visiting Writers

    Dinty Moore (nonfiction): Sept 25, 2013, 7:30pm, U of Idaho Law School Courtroom
    Tyehimba Jess (poetry): Oct 23, 2013, 7:30pm, U of Idaho Law School Courtroom
    Teju Cole (fiction): Nov 13, 2013, 7:30pm, U of Idaho Law School Courtroom

PEN-Hemingway Award Winnner
Kevin Powers: Feb 12, 2014, 7:30pm, Kenworthy Theater

Faculty Readings
     Robert Wrigley: Feb 15, 7:00pm, BookPeople (PNBA Book Award reading and reception)
     Joy Passanante: April 3, 2014, 7:30pm, BookPeople (retirement reading)

Visiting Writers
      Jonathan Evison (fiction): Sept 11, 2013, 7:30pm, BookPeople
      Tess Taylor (poet): Oct 4, 2013, 7:30pm, BookPeople
      Paul Bogard (environmental nonfiction): Oct 7, 2013, 4:00pm, BookPeople
      Janisse Ray (nonfiction and environmental poetry): Feb 20, 2014, 7:30pm, BookPeople
      Diane Raptosh (poet, Idaho Writer-in-Residence): March 12, 2014, 7:30pm, BookPeople
      Chris Howell (poet): April 17, 2014, 7:30pm, BookPeople