Heather McHugh (20 August 1948 / San Diego, California)
Heather McHugh is an American poet
Poet, translator, and educator, was born in San Diego, California, to Canadian parents, John Laurence, a marine biologist, and Eileen Francesca (Smallwood). They raised McHugh in Gloucester Point, Virginia. There, her father directed the marine biological laboratory on the York River. She began writing poetry at age five and claims to have become an expert “eavesdropper” by the age of twelve. At the age of seventeen, she entered Harvard University. Her most notable work was Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993, which won the Bingham Poetry Prize of the Boston Book Review and the Pollack-Harvard Review Prize. The New York Times ... more »
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- After Su Tung P'o
- Better or Worse
- Dark View
- Debtor's Prison Road
- Etymological Dirge
- From the Tower
- Ghazal of the Better-Unbegun
- Glass House
- Half Border, Half Lab
- In Praise of Pain
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