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Emily Hiestand

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Name  Emily Hiestand
Role  Writer
Education  Boston University

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Books  Green the Witch-Hazel Wood, Angela the Upside-down Girl and Other Domestic Travels
Awards  National Poetry Series, Whiting Awards

Emily Hiestand (born 1947 Chicago) is an American writer and poet.


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She grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art. In 1970, she moved to Boston, where she worked as a graphic designer. She studied at Boston University, with George Starbuck.

She was an editor at Orion magazine and the Atlantic Monthly.

Her work appears in Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe Magazine, Bostonia, Georgia Review, Hudson Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New York Times, Orion, Partisan Review, Prairie Schooner, Southeast Review, The Nation, The New Yorker.


  • 1988 National Poetry Series, for Green the Witch Hazel Wood, selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Jorie Graham
  • 1988 The Nation/ Discovery Prize
  • 1990 Whiting Award
  • Essays

  • "The Constant Gardener". The Atlantic. March 2007. 
  • "Real Places". The Atlantic. July‚ÄďAugust 2001. 
  • The Very Rich Hours: Travels in Orkney, Belize, the Everglades and Greece. Beacon Press. 1993. ISBN 978-0-8070-7117-5. 
  • Angela the Upside Down Girl: And Other Domestic Travels. Beacon Press. 1998. ISBN 978-0-8070-7128-1. 
  • Poetry

  • Green the Witch Hazel Wood. Graywolf Press. 1989. ISBN 1-55597-120-2. 
  • Anthologies

  • Robert Finch, John Elder, eds. (2002). "Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah". Nature writing: the tradition in English. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-04966-4. CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Jorie Graham, David Lehman, eds. (1990). The best American poetry, 1990. Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 978-0-684-19187-4. CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Jim Elledge, Susan Swartwout, eds. (1999). Real things: an anthology of popular culture in American poetry. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-33434-3. CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Reviews

    Emily Hiestand stretches the elastic border "around the place we call home," dissolving boundaries imposed by time and geography as she looks beneath the surface of the familiar.


    Emily Hiestand Wikipedia

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