Henry Hughes grew up on Long Island, New York, and he has lived in Oregon since 2002. Mr. Hughes is the author of four collections of poetry: Men Holding Eggs (2004 Oregon Book Award), Moist Meridian (2011 Oregon Book Award Finalist), Shutter Lines (2012, with photographs by Paul Gentry) and Bunch of Animals (2016).
His poems and essays have appeared in Antioch Review, Carolina Quarterly, Shenandoah, Seattle Review, Southern Humanities Review, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Harvard Review, and he is a regular book reviewer for Harvard Review Online.
An active angler, Hughes is the author of Back Seat with Fish: A Man’s Adventures in Angling and Romance (2016), and he serves as deputy editor of The Flyfishing & Tying Journal.
He is the editor of a Journal of Melville Studies special issue, “Melville in the Marquesas,” and the Everyman’s Library anthologies, The Art of Angling: Poems about Fishing and Fishing Stories.
Mr. Hughes is a professor of literature and writing at Western Oregon University.