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English|Department of

Harvey Hix

Professor for the Department of English
Ph.D., Austin
M.A., University of Texas
B.A., Belmont College
Ross Hall 8


H. L. Hix’s most recent book is a “selected poems” entitled First Fire, Then Birds: Obsessionals 1985-2010.  Others of his recent poetry collections include 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:

NEA Fellowship
KCAI Teaching Excellence Award
T.S. Eliot Prize

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