Lowell Jaeger
Apr 24, 2013

FVCC Professor Publishes Fifth Book of Poems

lowell_jaegerFVCC Associate Professor of English Lowell Jaeger has published his fifth book of poems titled “How Quickly What’s Passing Goes Past.”

“How Quickly What’s Passing Goes Past brings to vibrant life a post-World War II cultural landscape that underpins our national identity,” said Kathleen Flenniken, Washington State Poet Laureate and author of “Plume.”   “Here is the bedrock family unit that persevered despite an incomprehensible Cold War backdrop: hard-working parents, kids shooting marbles for keeps, mill closures, baths in birth order, backseat battles, and paper routes.   Lowell Jaeger brings great compassion, humor, and grit to his characters and to their midcentury middle-American world drawn so expertly that we can almost touch it, even as we recognize it as irretrievable.”

Jaeger is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize, and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council.  He is founding editor of Many Voices Press and has taught creative writing at Flathead Valley Community College for the past 30 years.  In 2011, Jaeger was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work in promoting civil civic discourse.

Jaeger compiled “Poems Across the Big Sky” (2007), an anthology of Montana poets, and “New Poets of the American West” (2010), an anthology of poets from 11 Western states.  His third collection of poems, “Suddenly Out of a Long Sleep” (Arctos Press) was published in 2009 and was a finalist for the Paterson Award.  His fourth collection, “WE,” (Main Street Rag Press) was published in 2010.

Published by Grayson Books of West Hartford, Conn., “How Quickly What’s Passing Goes Past” is available for purchase at or by contacting the FVCC Bookstore at 756-3814.  For more information, contact Jaeger at 756-3907 or at