September 22, 2009
Profile of 'Genius Award' Winner Heather McHugh
Heather McHugh's books of poetry include "The Father of Predicaments" (2001), "Hinge and Sign: Poems, 1968-1993" (1994), and "A World of Difference" (1981), among others.
From 1999 to 2006 she served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and she is currently Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle, a post she has held since 1984.
On Tuesday, she was awarded a MacArthur fellowship, popularly known as the genius grant.
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