William Heyen is one of our most prolific, honored and necessary poets. Since 1968, Heyen has kept an almost daily journal - a restless chronicle of creativity and the stuff of life.  H_NGM_N Books is proud to release Heyen’s journal in comprehensive editions, typed complete from the original journal itself.


Heyen’s journals are essential - and compulsive - reading for anyone interested in the active pursuit of authenticity and satisfaction in art and life.


THE CABIN: Journal 1968-1984


In this first volume of Heyen’s collected journal, youthful ambition and drive rub up against the demands and pleasures of family life, professional duties and sports scores. Additionally, the journal provides an interesting perspective on the literary scene of the late 60s and the decade of the 70s - magazines and books and writers weave in and out of these entries.



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572 pages
ISBN13: 9781475044454



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HANNELORE: Journal 1984-1990






565 pages
ISBN: 9781484052389



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POKER & POETS: Journal 1991-1995



552 pages
ISBN: 978-1519250193

















William Heyen (born November 1, 1940) is an American poet, editor, and literary critic. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Suffolk County. He received a BA from the State University of New York at Brockport and earned a doctorate in English from Ohio University in 1967. He taught American literature and creative writing at SUNY Brockport for over 30 years before retiring in 2000. His many collections of poetry include Lord Dragonfly: Five Sequences - originally released in 1981 and reissued by H_NGM_N BKS in 2010. Many of his manuscripts, correspondence, and his collection of first editions of modern American authors are archived in the Rare Books Collection at University of Rochester, at Boston University, at the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and at the University of New Hampshire. In 2004, he was one of the five finalists for the National Book Award for poetry for his volume Shoah Train.