Heather McHugh

Heather McHugh

Heather McHugh’s books of poetry include Eyeshot, which was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize; The Father of Predicaments; and Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968–1993, a finalist for the National Book Award and named a “Notable Book of the Year” by the New York Times Book Review. Her honors include two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Award, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and, in 2006, one of the first United States Artists awards. For over 20 years, she has served as a visiting faculty member in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and since 1984 as Milliman Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle. 

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