The Host: Selected Poems, 1965-1990
The Host, Heyen's first volume of selected poems, includes The Chestnut Rain in its entirety and work from ten other collections. The reader of this book will recognize a lyric poet of great reach and power, one of the country's finest.
Paperback, 185 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Time Being Books
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William Heyen was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940, and raised in Suffolk County by German immigrant parents. His graduate degrees are from Ohio University. A former Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Germany, he has been honored with NEA, Guggenheim, American Academy of Arts & Letters and other awards. His poetry has appeared in the Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Amer...moreMore about William Heyen...