We were supposed to do a job in Italy
and, full of our feeling for
ourselves (our sense of being
Poets from America) we went
Too volatile, am I?too voluble?too much a word-person?
I blame the soup:I'm a primordially
The literate are ill-prepared for this
snap in the line of life:
the day turns a trick
of twisted tongues and is
There, a little right
of Ursus Major, is
the Milky Way:
a man can point it out,
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 w ...