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Best American Poetry 2007

  Heather McHughHeather McHugh was born in San Diego, California, in 1948. She was raised in Virginia and educated at Harvard University. She is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle and has held visiting appointments at the University of California at Berkeley and at the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. She regularly visits the low-residency creative writing program at the Warren Wilson College near Asheville, North Carolina. Her books of poetry include Eyeshot (Wesleyan, 1999), Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993 (Wesleyan, 1994), and Dangers (Houghton Mifflin, 1977). Her collection of literary essays is entitled Broken English: Poetry and Partiality (1993). Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan, which she translated in collaboration with her husband, Nikolai Popov, was published in fall of 2000. Her translation of the poems of Jean Follain was published by Princeton in 1981, and her version of Euripedes' Cyclops by Oxford University Press in 2003. She has received fellowships and grants from the Lila Wallace Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 1999 was named a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She was elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000.

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