"I invite you to allow this remarkable Hiroshima Suite—which he seems to have heard all at once in one non-linear audition—to intone for you until, within the ‘transluminous horror’ of August 6, 1945, we are never not whole again but are, at the same time, in Robert Frost’s phrase, 'beyond confusion.'"—Edwina Seaver, Rome, 2012
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William Heyen lives in Brockport, New York. A former senior Fulbright lecturer in American literature in Germany, he has won prizes and awards from the NEA, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters. His poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Southern Review, American Poetry Review, and in hundreds of other periodicals and anthologies. His Crazy Horse in Stillness won the Small Press Book Award in 1997, Shoah Train: Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2004, and A Poetics of Hiroshima was a Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle selection in 2010.Review:
“Hiroshima Suite is as compelling and moving a sequence of poems on the subject of history, Time, poetry, memory, Hiroshima, the atomic age and so much more, as I have ever read in contemporary poetry.”—Alan Botsford
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