William Heath

When William Heath began writing poetry in the 1960s, James Wright hailed him as “one of the most brilliantly accomplished and gifted young poets to appear in the United States in quite some time.” Now after an award-winning career as a novelist, historian, and literary critic, he has returned to his first love. Night Moves in Ohio vividly captures his memories of growing up in Poland, Ohio, a suburb of mobbed-up Youngstown, the city at the heart of the thriving Steel Valley but notorious as Little Chicago for its numerous gang-land bombings (“Youngstown tune-ups”). Heath’s poems, by turns raunchy and poignant, evoke via his unblinking eye, ironic asides, and acute ear for the American idiom, the dangers and delights of a by-gone era.

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

 

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Night Moves in Ohio Cover Image
$19.94
ISBN: 9781646620487
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Published: Finishing Line Press - September 23rd, 2019

Conversations with Robert Stone (Literary Conversations) Cover Image
By William Heath (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781496820211
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - July 6th, 2018

William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780806157504
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Published: University of Oklahoma Press - March 2nd, 2017

The Children Bob Moses Led: A Novel of Freedom Summer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781603063357
Published: NewSouth Books - June 1st, 2014

Blacksnake's Path: The True Adventures of William Wells Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780788446498
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Published: Heritage Books - May 1st, 2009