Harry Humes

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Harry Humes (born June 5, 1935 Girardville, Pennsylvania) is an American Poet, Short Story Writer, Professor, and Editor.


He joined the army in 1958. He graduated from Bloomsburg State College in 1964, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a Master of Fine Arts in 1967. He taught at Kutztown University, from 1968 to 1999.[1]

His work has appeared in West Branch, Antaeus, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Tar River Poetry, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He also was editor of Yarrow and Stone Country Poetry Journal. His first poetry collection Winter Weeds, was published in his 40s, in 1983.[2]


  • Devins Award, from the University of Missouri Press
  • Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize, Poetry Northwest
  • 1998 National Poetry Series, for Butterfly Effect
  • 1990 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants
  • 2007 Keystone Chapbook Competition, for “Underground Singing” [3]




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