Daryl Hine

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Daryl Hine
BornWilliam Daryl Hine
(1936-02-24)February 24, 1936
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
DiedAugust 20, 2012(2012-08-20) (aged 76)
Evanston, Illinois, United States
OccupationPoet  • Translator

William Daryl Hine (February 24, 1936 – August 20, 2012) was a Canadian poet and translator. A MacArthur Fellow for the class of 1986, Hine was the editor of Poetry from 1968 to 1978. He graduated from McGill University in 1958 and then studied in Europe, as a Canada Council scholar. He earned a PhD. in comparative literature at the University of Chicago (UChicago) in 1967. During his career, Hine taught at UChicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University.


Hine was born in Burnaby in 1936 and grew up in New Westminster, British Columbia. He was the adopted son of Robert Fraser and Elsie James Hine.[citation needed] He attended McGill University in Montreal 1954–58. His first chapbook, The Carnal and the Crane, was published as part of Louis Dudek's McGill Poetry Series in 1957.[1]

Hine then went to Europe on a Canada Council scholarship, where he lived for the next three years. He moved to New York in 1962 and to Chicago in 1963, taking a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago[2] in 1967. He taught there and at Northwestern University and at University of Illinois (Chicago campus) during the following decades, while he served as an editor. Editor of Poetry magazine, from 1968 to 1978, his correspondence from that time is held at Indiana University.[3] He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1986.

Hine's work appeared in the New York Review of Books,[4] Harper's,[5] The New Yorker,[6] The Tamarack Review,[7] The Paris Review.[8]

The poet first came out as gay in his 1975 work In & Out, which was initially available only in a privately printed version in limited circulation. The work did not gain general publication until 1989.[9]

Following the death of his partner of more than 30 years, the philosopher Samuel Todes, Hine lived in semi-retirement in Evanston, Illinois. Hine died of complications of a blood disorder on August 20, 2012, at the age of 76.[10]



  • The Prince of Darkness & Co. Abelard-Schuman. 1961. (novel)
  • Polish Subtitles: Impressions from a Journey. Abelard-Schuman. 1962. (nonfiction)
  • Daryl Hine, Joseph Parisi, ed. (1978). The "Poetry" Anthology, 1912-1977. Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 978-0-395-26548-2.



  • A Mutual Flame (radio play), BBC, 1961.
  • The Death of Seneca, produced in Chicago, 1968.
  • Alcestis (radio play), BBC, 1972.



  1. ^ "Steve Smith" (discussion), LeonardCohenForum.com, Web, May 6, 2011.
  2. ^ The Editors. "Daryl Hine". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2012-08-26. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "Poetry mss". Indiana.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  4. ^ "Daryl Hine | The New York Review of Books". Nybooks.com. 1966-04-28. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  5. ^ "Histrionic landscape—By Daryl Hine (Harper's Magazine)". Harpers.org. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  6. ^ "Search - The New Yorker". The New Yorker.
  7. ^ "The Tamarack Review". Antiqbook.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  8. ^ "Writers, Quotes, Interviews, Artist, Biography". Paris Review. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  9. ^ Daryl Hine Archived 2009-11-24 at the Wayback Machine at glbtq.com
  10. ^ "Daryl Hine, Poet, Editor and Translator, Dies at 76". The New York Times. August 24, 2012.
  11. ^ Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. Academy of American Poets. 2017-09-22.
  12. ^ "Daryl Hine". macfound.org.
  13. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation: Daryl Hine". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 22 September 2017.

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