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William Heath

William Heath was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and grew up in the nearby town of Poland. He attended Hiram College and Case Western Reserve University, with a Ph.D. in American Studies. He has taught at Kenyon, Transylvania, Vassar, the University of Seville, and Mt. St. Mary's University, where he is a professor emeritus. The William Heath Award is given annually to the best student writer.…Read More

William Heath was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and grew up in the nearby town of Poland. He attended Hiram College and Case Western Reserve University, with a Ph.D. in American Studies. He has taught at Kenyon, Transylvania, Vassar, the University of Seville, and Mt. St. Mary’s University, where he is a professor emeritus. The William Heath Award is given annually to the best student writer. He has published two chapbooks, Night Moves in Ohio and Leaving Seville; two books of poems, The Walking Man and Steel Valley Elegy; 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 a collection of interviews, Conversations with Robert Stone. His essays on American literature and history have appeared in numerous scholarly journals. He has his wife, the Catalan novelist Roser Caminals, live in Frederick, Maryland.

In addition to his poetry, William Heath is also the author of an award-winning work of history, William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest. He can be found online at  http://www.williamheathbooks.com