About 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. He returned to the U.S., completed a Ph.D. in American Literature at Purdue in 2002, and began teaching at Western Oregon University.
Hughes is the author of four collections of poetry, including Men Holding Eggs (2004 Oregon Book Award), Moist Meridian (2011 Finalist for the Oregon Book Award), Shutter Lines (2012, with photos by Paul Gentry) and Bunch of Animals (2016). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Antioch Review, Carolina Quarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Queen’s Quarterly, North American Review, Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Seattle Review, and Harvard Review where his book reviews regularly appear. His fishing memoir, Back Seat with Fish: A Man’s Adventures in Angling and Romance, was published in 2016 by Skyhorse. He is the editor of the Everyman’s Library anthologies, The Art of Angling: Poems about Fishing, Fishing Stories, and River Poems, and his poems and essays related to fishing appear in Gray’s Sporting Journal, Anglers Journal, The American Fly Fisher, and The Flyfish Journal. Hughes is the director of Write Place: Literature, Arts & the Environment (https://writeplace.org/), and a professor of literature and writing at Western Oregon University.