September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond

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William Heyen
Etruscan Press, 2002 - History - 440 pages

This book, which is unlike any other in our literature, was written during the three months following September 11, 2001. The editor wanted to catch the first, passionate reactions of many of our finest creative writers to a matrix of grievous events that would continue to intensify in the American memory as have few others. In September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, more than 125 fiction writers, poets, and essayists are seized in ways that often surprise themselves; together they offer a revelation of our collective psyche during a perilous time.

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This is a brave, insightful, questing, heart-breaking, and terribly important collection of thought in response to the terrorist attack on the NYC Twin Towers. Many were called to write for this book ... Read full review


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William Heyen is a former Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Germany and has won awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, Poetry Magazine, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Heyen is the author of several collections of poetry, including Shoah Train (Etruscan Press).

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