Barbara Helfgott Hyett

Barbara Helfgott Hyett Poet is a poet, teacher, and scholar who has published five collections of poetry: In Evidence: Poems of the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps (Univ. of Pittsburgh Press); Natural Law (Northland of Winona); The Double Reckoning of Christopher Columbus (Univ. of Illinois); The Tracks We Leave: Poems on Endangered Wildlife of North America (Univ. of Illinois); and Rift (Univ. of Arkansas.) Her poems have appeared in small literary and major national magazines in America and abroad. She has won the Boston Foundation’s Artist Fellowship Award, two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships, and many other awards, prizes, and residencies, including the Sproat Award for teaching English at Boston University. She has also taught writing and literature at MIT, Harvard, and Holy Cross, and directs the program PoemWorks: The Workshop for Publishing Poets, in Newton, MA.


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