CHESTERTOWN, MD—Washington College will welcome poet H.L. Hix to the Rose O’Neill Literary House on Thursday, November 3. His poetry reading, part of the English Department’s “Living Writers” course, will begin at 4:30 p.m.
“H.L. Hix is that rare poet who is equal parts historian, journalist, archivist, and singer,” said fellow poet and poetry critic Susan M. Schultz. One reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly wrote of Hix’s work, “Sometimes achingly beautiful, sometimes grisly and violent, and sometimes tersely intellectual, Hix’s collections have always been hard to forget.”
Hix’s poetry has been published in many national journals, including Harvard Review, Poetry, and McSweeney’s. He has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has won prestigious poetry awards such as the Grolier and the T.S. Eliot Prizes.
Hix’s 2006 collection Chromatic (Etruscan Press) was a National Book Award finalist for poetry.
A professor of creative writing at the University of Wyoming, he has also served as a visiting professor at Shanghai University and at the University of Texas. His Nov. 3 reading at Washington College is sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee and is free and open to the public.