Confessions of Doc Williams and Other Poems by William Heyen
Joyce Carol Oates once called William Heyen a “remarkable poet,” noting that he “writes with the wild, radiant audacity of the visionary.” W.S. Merwin praised “the urgency and authenticity” and the “plain directness” of Heyen’s voice. The same voice rings true again in this collection, Heyen’s eighteenth volume of poetry.
About The Author
William Heyen was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940. A former Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Germany, he has been honored with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His Crazy Horse in Stillness won the Small Press Book Award in 1997; Shoah Train was a Finalist for the National Book Award in 2004; A Poetics of Hiroshima was a 2010 selection of the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle. He is Professor of English/Poet in Residence Emeritus at his undergraduate alma mater, the College at Brockport.
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