Henry Hughes

Henry Hughes grew up on Long Island, New York. After completing an MA in Creative Writing at Purdue University in 1990, he spent five years working in Japan and China. Hughes finished a Ph.D. in American Literature at Purdue in 2002 and now teaches at Western Oregon University. His poems have appeared in Antioch ReviewCarolina Quarterly, Malahat Review, Queen’s Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, Seattle Review and Poetry Northwest, and are represented in several anthologies including Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets published by Oregon State University Press. His first collection, Men Holding Eggs, received the 2004 Oregon Book Award. His second collection of poems, Moist Meridian, was published by Mammoth Books in July 2009. Hughes’ commentary on new poetry appears regularly in Harvard Review.

After Four Years of Sex


Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2009

Slippery Dick

When She's With Another Man