William Heath

William Heath

William Heath, b. 1942 in Youngstown, grew up in Poland, Ohio, with a BA from Hiram College and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.  He has taught American literature and creative writing at Kenyon, Transylvania, Vassar, the University of Seville, and Mt. St. Mary’s University, where the William Heath Award is given annually to the best student writer.  His first novel, The Children Bob Moses Led, won the Hackney Literary Award. Blacksnake’s Path was a History Book Club selection.  Devil Dancer is a neo-noir novel set in Lexington, Kentucky. The best of his early poems are in The Walking Man, and recent poems are in a chapbook, Night Moves in OhioWilliam Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest received two Spur awards for best history book and best first nonfiction book. Conversations with Robert Stone is a collection of interviews.  The poems in Leaving Seville are based on his two years as a Fulbright Professor at the University of Seville and the subsequent time spent in Catalonia.  He is married to Roser Caminals, a Catalan novelist born in Barcelona.  They live in Frederick, Maryland.     www.williamheathbooks.com

Leaving Seville

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