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Biography of Heather McHugh

Heather McHugh, image courtesy of Margaretta K. Mitchell (1999)

Heather McHugh (1948 - Present)

Heather McHugh was born to Canadian parents in San Diego in 1948 and grew up in Virginia. She has published several books of poetry and literary essays. She teaches as a core faculty member in the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and as Milliman Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington, Seattle.

She is the author of several books of poetry and literary essays, including The Father of the Predicaments; Shades (1988); To the Quick (1987); A World of Difference(1981); and Dangers (1977). In 1993, she published Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993,which was a National Book Award finalist, winner of the Pollock/Harvard Book Review prize in 1994 and was named a "Notable Book of the Year" by the New York Times Book Review.



8 Poems written by Heather McHugh

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'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear.
He came at night to each of us asleep
The dog has shrunk between the brake and clutch.
The gh comes from rough, the o from women's,
The literate are ill-prepared for this
There, a little right
Too volatile, am I?too voluble?too much a word-person? Comments and analysis of Ghazal of the Better-Unbegun by Heather McHugh 17 Comments
We were supposed to do a job in Italy


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