William Heyen: was born in Brooklyn New York in 1940. He is professor of English and Poet in Residence Emeritus at SUNY Brockport, his undergraduate alma mater. A former Senior Fulbright lecturer in American Literature in Germany, he has won NEA, Guggenheim, American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters, and other fellowships and awards. He is the editor of American Poets in 1976, The Generation of 2000: Contemporary American Poets, and September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond. His work had appeared in over 300 periodicals including Poetry, American Poetry Review, New Yorker, Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Ontario Review, and in 200 anthologies. His books include, Pterodactyl Rose: Poems of Ecology, The Host: Selected Poems, Erika: Poems of the Holocaust, and others. Carnegie-Mellon University Press has recently released his first book, Depth of Field (LSU P, 1970) in its Classic Contemporaries Series. Etruscan Press has just released his new book of poems, A Poetics of Hiroshima.