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Heyen, William 1940-

Overview
Works: 382 works in 566 publications in 2 languages and 10,362 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Portraits  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Signer, Editor, Creator, Other
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 )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American poets in 1976( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swastika poems by William Heyen( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 577 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

Noise in the trees; poems and a memoir by William Heyen( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 11, 2001 : American writers respond( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 331 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 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depth of field; poems by William Heyen( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 315 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 )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 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 )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 216 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."
Falling from heaven : Holocaust poems of a Jew and a Gentile by Louis Daniel Brodsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les voix des deux poètes s'entrecroisent, se mêlent, se répondent pour dire ces lieux "où les ténèbres humaines de Dieu se firent les plus ténébreuses."
Lord Dragonfly : five sequences by William Heyen( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 138 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 )

2 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on the British royal family. In The Diver, he writes: "Acting out her playbook on flirtation, / Diana hovered: then certain / he was watching, stretched / and stroked herself, then dove. / Charles imbibed champagne and turned to others."
The city parables by William Heyen( Book )

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

Hiroshima suite by William Heyen( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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The Generation of 2000 : contemporary American poets
Alternative Names
Haines, William.

Haines, William 1940-

William Heyen American poet, critic

William Heyen Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Languages
English (133)

French (3)

Covers
Erika, poems of the HolocaustSeptember 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, 1965-1990Ribbons : the Gulf War : a poem