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Heyen, William 1940-

Overview
Works: 394 works in 592 publications in 1 language and 10,884 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Flash fiction  Biography  Prose poems  History  Portraits  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS3558.E85, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Heyen
The generation of 2000 : contemporary American poets( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American poets in 1976( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swastika poems by William Heyen( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erika, poems of the Holocaust by William Heyen( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flash fiction : very short stories by James Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How short can a story be and still truly be a story? This volume of seventy-two very short fictions, none much more than 750 words in length, demonstrates to our repeated satisfaction that less can be more, small can stand tall, and the diminutive can be dynamically and dramatically complete. Here for enjoyment and study are very short pieces by acknowledged modern masters -- including Raymond Carver, Richard Brautigan, Margaret Atwood, Julio Cortázar and Tim O'Brien -- as well as fiction by newer talents, who have embraced the short form with much gusto and considerable grace. With a rich variety of stories and authors, subjects and styles and sensibilities, these flashes of fiction make for eclectic -- and often electric -- reading. The volume is a must for readers and writers, indeed for anyone interested in the finely sharpened edge of contemporary literature"--Jacket
Noise in the trees; poems and a memoir by William Heyen( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 11, 2001 : American writers respond( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written during the three months following September 11, 2001, this book catches the first, passionate reactions of our country's finest writers to the matrix of events that will continue to intensify in the American conscience, and that will inevitably define the dawn of the new century. In September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, poets, fiction writers and essayists bare America's collective psyche during this perilous, emotionally charged time. There are searing memoirs here, letters, poems, brief fictions, essays, and contributions beyond classification."--Back Cover
Profile of Theodore Roethke by William Heyen( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depth of field; poems by William Heyen( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shoah train : poems by William Heyen( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy Horse in stillness : poems by William Heyen( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems exploring the collision of North America's civilizations. In Forces, he writes: "Crazy Horse & Custer rode through one another / emerging on the other side. / This happened in a warp of starlight / too long ago in the future to predict / or remember."
Pig notes & dumb music : prose on poetry by William Heyen( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of essays and poems. On the subject of modern poetry he writes, "Old women with children do not live in it. / It does not harvest thought or associate with farmers. / It does not serve in the army, or follow a story. / It revels in skewed cubes, elliptical appositions."
Lord Dragonfly : five sequences by William Heyen( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling from heaven : Holocaust poems of a Jew and a Gentile by Louis Daniel Brodsky( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The host : selected poems, 1965-1990 by William Heyen( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ribbons : the Gulf War : a poem by William Heyen( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pterodactyl Rose : poems of ecology by William Heyen( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poetics of Hiroshima & other poems by William Heyen( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana, Charles, & the Queen : poems by William Heyen( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Diana, Charles, & the Queen, William Heyen captures the successes and shortcomings of the royals and allows us to see, through his poetic vision, the humanity of each character: the young Elizabeth contemplating love while crying into a cloth woven by Gandhi, a gallant Charles courts a wide-eyed Diana with anecdotes of his travels, and gradually, we see the marriage of Diana and Charles crumbling in its later years. Completed before Diana's death, this book is a multi-leveled literary work, stunning in its depth, and far removed from what has previously been offered the reading public on the subject of the royal family"--Publisher's description
The city parables by William Heyen( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The generation of 2000 : contemporary American poets
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Erika, poems of the HolocaustFlash fiction : very short storiesSeptember 11, 2001 : American writers respondDepth of field; poemsShoah train : poemsPig notes & dumb music : prose on poetryFalling from heaven : Holocaust poems of a Jew and a GentileThe host : selected poems, 1965-1990
Alternative Names
Haines, William.

Haines, William 1940-

William Heyen American poet, critic

William Heyen Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Languages
English (142)