Readings in Contemporary Poetry

November 22, 1994
155 Mercer Street, NYC, 7:30pm

Anthony Hecht

Anthony Hecht
Photo: © Michael J. Germana

Anthony Hecht was born in New York City in 1923. His most recent books of poetry are The Transparent Man (Knopf, 1990) and Collected Earlier Poems (Knopf, 1990). He is also the author of two volumes of criticism, Obbligati: Essays in Criticism (1986) and The Hidden Law: The Poetry of W.H. Auden(1993). He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Hard Hours (1967), the Bollingen Prize, the Prix de Rome, and the Eugenio Montale Award. He has served as Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His recent publications include Flight Among the Tombs: Poems (1996) a collection of poems with illustrations by Leonard Baskin and On The Laws Of The Poetic Art: The Andrew Mellon Lectures In The Fine Arts (1995).