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Creative Writing Program

Harvey Hix

Professor for the Department of Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Texas
M.A., University of Texas
B.A., Belmont College
(307) 766-5247
Ross Hall 8
Core Faculty


H. L. Hix's most recent book is a poetry collection entitled I'm Here to Learn to Dream in Your Language. Others of his recent poetry collections include As Much As, If Not More Than; First Fire, Then Birds: Obsessionals 1985-2010; Incident Light, Legible Heavens; and Chromatic (a finalist for the National Book Award).  His books of criticism and theory include As Easy As Lying, Spirits Hovering Over the Ashes: Legacies of Postmodern Theory, and Morte d’Author: An Autopsy.  His website is

Honors and Distinctions

Fullbright Distinguished Lectureship
NEA Fellowship
KCAI Teaching Excellence Award
T.S. Eliot Prize

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First Fire, Then Birds

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