The Poet and the Poem
Featured William Heath
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William Heath taught American literature and creative writing at Kenyon, Transylvania, Vassar, the University of Seville, and Mount Saint Mary's University, where he retired as a professor emeritus. The William Heath Award is given annual to the best student writer. He has published three books of poetry, The Walking Man, Steel Valley Elegy, and Going Places; two chapbooks, Night Moves in Ohio, and Inventing the Americas; three novels: The Children Bob Moses Led (winner of the Hackney Award), Devil Dancer, and Blacksnake's Path; a work of history, William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest (winner of two Spur Awards and the Oliver Hazard Perry Award); and a collection of interviews, Conversations with Robert Stone. In 2023 he received the Hiram College Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.