Love's Last Number (Paperback)


By Christopher Howell

Milkweed Editions, 9781571314758, 96pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2017

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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. In a 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.

About the Author

Christopher Howell has published ten collections of poems. He teaches at Eastern Washington University, where he is also director of Willow Springs Books, and director and principal editor for Lynx House Press. He lives in Spokane, WA.