Heather McHugh

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Birthday
20, 1948
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
20, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
California

About

American poet whose poetry collections include Hinge & Sign, To the Quick, and Dangers. She was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Before Fame

She graduated from Harvard University in 1970. Seven years later, she published Dangers, her debut poetry collection.

Trivia

She was the 2009 recipient of a Genius Grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

Family Life

She was born in California, and she grew up in Virginia. She married Nikolai Popov in 1987.

Associated With

She was influenced by the confessional poetry of Sylvia Plath.

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