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Heather McHugh

literature and language professor , poet

Heather McHugh, American poet, literature and language professor. Fellow: American Academy Arts & Sciences; member: Academy American Poets (chancellor 1999—2006).

Background

McHugh, Heather was born on August 20, 1948 in San Diego, California, United States. Daughter of John Laurence and Eileen Francesca (Smallwood) McHugh.

Education

Bachelor with honors, Harvard University Radcliffe College, 1970. Master of Arts, University Denver, 1972.

Career

Poet-in-residence Stephens College, Missouri, 1974—1976. Associate professor English State University of New York, Binghamton, 1976-1982. Professor department English, Milliman distinguished writer-in-residence University Washington, Seattle, since 1983.

Visiting faculty Master of Fine Arts progressive for writers Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, since 1976. Vos. professor Columbia University, New York City, 1987. Holloway lecturer University California, Berkeley, 1987.

Works

Membership

Fellow: American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member: Academy American Poets (chancellor 1999—2006).

Connections

father:
John Laurence McHugh

mother:
Eileen Francesca (Smallwood) McHugh