Harry Humes

Harry Humes grew up in a coal mining town in eastern Pennsylvania, and much of that experience finds its way into his writing. The author of several books of poetry, most recently The Bottomland, he won the Devins Award in 1983 for his first book, Winter Weeds, and the Theodore Roethke Award in 1986 for his poem, “Calling in the Hawk.” In 1990 he received the National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship.