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poet and professor of English

Anthony HECHT, American poet and professor of English. Award 1965; Award 1987; Award 1988; Award, National; Award, Wayne University; Award, National. University of Rochester 1967, John H. Deane; National Institute of Arts and Letters, American Academy, of Arts and Science.


HECHT, Anthony was born on January 16, 1923 in New York, United States. Son of Melvyn Hahlo and Dorothea (nee Holzman) Hecht.


Bachelor, Bard College, 1944. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Bard College, 1970. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1950.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Georgetown University, 1981. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Towson State University, 1983. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Rochester, 1987.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. John Fisher College, 1989.


Teacher Kenyon College, 1947, State University Iowa, 1948, New York University, 1949, Smith College, 1956-1959. Associate professor English, Bard College, 1961. Faculty University Rochester, 1967.

John H. Deane professor poetry and rhetoric, 1968. Hurst professor Washington University, fall 1971. Visiting professor Harvard University, 1973, Yale University, 1977.

Faculty Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, 1977. University professor Georgetown University, 1985-1993. Consultant in poetry Library. of Congress, 1982-1984.

Trustee American Academy in Rome, 1983-2004. Andrew Mellon lecturer fine arts National Gallery Art, 1992. Rockefeller Foundation resident Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy, 1993.

Bogliasco Foundation resident Centro Studi Ligure per le Arte e le Lettere, 1997, 99, 2004.



Fellow Academy American Poets (honorary, chancellor 1971-1995). Member American Academy Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Patricia Harris, February 27, 1954 (divorced 1961). Children: Jason, Adam. Married Helen D'Alessandro, June 12, 1971.

1 child, Evan Alexander.

Melvyn Hahlo Hecht

Dorothea (Holzman) Hecht

Patricia Harris

Helen D'Alessandro

Jason Hecht

Adam Hecht

Evan Alexander Hecht