Renowned poet William Heyen will read from his works starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at the Seneca Falls Library as part of the local celebration of National Poetry Month.
Heyen was a Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at State University of New York at Brockport for nearly 20 years until his retirement in 2001. A former Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Germany, he has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, Poetry magazine, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
His work has been published widely, as well as in many anthologies. He is also the author of a novel, “Vic Holyfield and the Class of 1957.” His book of poetry, “Crazy Horse in Stillness” was awarded the 1997 National Small Press Book Award for Poetry. “Shoah Train,” a book of poems inspired by the Holocaust, was a National Book Award Finalist in 2004.
The reading, which will take place in the Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St., is free and open to all. For more details, call (315) 568-8265 ext. 4.
His appearance is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally by Finger Lakes Arts Grants and Services Inc.