You may not be familiar with the name Christopher Howell. But then you may not have studied writing at Eastern Washington University, where Howell is a professor.
Or you may not have paid any attention to the awards listing that come from such places as the National Endowment Fellowships, Pushcart Prizes or Washington State Book Awards, all of which Howell has won.
But you have an opportunity to educate yourself by attending a poetry reading that Howell will put on at 7 tonight at Auntie's Bookstore. Howell will read from his latest poetry collection, "Love's Last Number: Poems" (Milkweed Editions, $16).
To get a feel for Howell's work, here is a link.
It's always a good idea to arrive early for Auntie's events. And bring some money. Our resident independent bookstore can always use your support.