Henry Hughes

Professor of English
Henry Hughes - poet and author

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Office: HSS 316 | Please email for office hours and appointments.

Telephone: (503) 838-9494 | Fax: (503) 838-8056 | Email:hughesh@wou.edu



Men Holding Eggs (2004 Oregon Book Award)
Moist Meridian (Finalist, 2011 Oregon Book Award)
The Art of Angling: Poems About Fishing
Shutter Lines

Essay on Fishing
Crossing Lines published in Oregon Humanities Journal

Essay on Lewis and Clark
Rereading the Whale published in Oregon Humanities Journal

Essay on Poetry and Music
Writing Poems Like the Grateful Dead

Radio Show Guest
Fishing for Passion

Featured Poet, Poetry Northwest
At the Edge of the Known World
On Browning's "Meeting at Night" & "Parting at Morning."

Poetry from The Teacher's Voice

Commentary on Poetry in Harvard Review

Essays in Art Times
"The Welsh Prints of Stuart Evans"
"Life Drawing"

Short Fiction
“Summer Palace”

A Defense of Emerson from The Chronicle of Higher Education
"That Wild and Crazy Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Herman Melville and Maritime Literature
"Seeing Unseeing: The Historical Amasa Delano and his Voyages"

Melville Conference


Dr. Hughes' Course Offerings

On Sabbatical.