William Heyen is Professor of English/Poet in Residence Emeritus at the College at Brockport, his undergraduate alma mater. He holds a Ph.D. from Ohio University and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by SUNY.
He was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Germany, and has won NEA, Guggenheim, American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, Pushcart, and other fellowships and awards.
His poetry has appeared in TheNew Yorker, Harper’s, Poetry, The Atlantic, and in hundreds of other magazines and anthologies including, recently, The Oxford Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. He edited Etruscan Press’s first book, September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond.
Among his dozens of other books, Noise in the Trees: Poems was an ALA Notable Book of the Year selection; Crazy Horse in Stillness won 1997’s Small Press Book Award for Poetry; Shoah Train (Etruscan Press) was a Finalist for the National Book Award; and A Poetics of Hiroshima, also Etruscan Press, was a selection of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle.
His voluminous journals have been appearing from H_NGM_N Bks. In the fall of 2016, Etruscan Press published a selected and new volume, The Candle: Poems of Our 20th-Century Holocausts.
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