One of the original 'Storm Warning' poets, Bill Howell is now at the height of an award-winning literary career spanning four decades.
He has published three previous collections of poetry, including The Red Fox (1971), In a White Shirt (1982), and Moonlight Saving Time (1990), as well as a recent chapbook Ghost Test Flights. His writing has appeared in literary journals and magazines across the country, in the United Kingdom, and in the United States.
Praise for Bill Howell's work
"Bill Howell finds a shimmer in the quotidian and turns it into poetry. With wry humour and a sharply observant eye, he shows us the drunk who rams his car with a 'luscious' crash, an elderly woman pushing her walker across a street, or a lover in bed on a summer morning. Here is the world seen with generosity, given to us by a writer who wants to be present for the whole of it."
Anne Simpson, author of Loop and Quick
"These are engaging, sociable poems that address you as friend, sometimes as confidante. Read them for their linguistic playfulness but read them also for their generous understanding of human foibles and predicaments. Howell's more humorous moments are not attempts to hide from seriousness but support a serious concern for the difficult work of living well."
Sue Sinclair, author of Mortal Arguments and Breaker