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  • Kathleen Heil

    Kathleen Heil’s stories, poems, essays, and translations have appeared in such journals as Guernica, Pear Noir!, Michigan Quarterly Review, Diagram, Gigantic, and The Barcelona Review

  • Bridey Heing

    Bridey Heing ( is a contributing editor to World Literature Today and a freelance writer. She has reviewed for the Times Literary Supplement, the Economist, the Daily Beast, and others.

  • Kathleen Hellen

    Kathleen Hellen’s poems have been published in over 175 journals and anthologies, including American Letters and Commentary, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Evergreen, Nimrod, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Rattapallax, Sycamore Review, and Witness. Her collection Umberto’s Night, winner of the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from Washington Writers’ Publishing House, was published in 2012. In 2010 Finishing Line Press published her chapbook The Girl Who Loved Mothra.

  • Carrie Helms Tippen

    Carrie Helms Tippen is an assistant professor of English at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her book Inventing Authenticity: How Cookbook Writers Redefine Southern Identity (forthcoming August 2018 from University of Arkansas Press) examines the rhetorical value of proving authenticity in contemporary cookbooks.

  • David Henderson

    David Henderson teaches music and film at St. Lawrence University. His research is primarily on music and film in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

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    George Henson

    George Henson’s translation include Elena Poniatowska’s The Heart of the Artichoke, Sergio Pitol’s Trilogy of Memory, and, most recently, Alberto Chimal’s novella The Most Fragile Objects. He teaches Spanish translation at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

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    Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio

    Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a Kanaka Maoli wahine poet/activist/scholar born and raised in Pālolo Valley to parents Jonathan and Mary Osorio. Heoli earned her PhD in English (Hawaiian literature) with the completion of her dissertation entitled “(Re)membering ʻUpena of Intimacies: A Kanaka Maoli Moʻolelo beyond Queer Theory.” Currently, Heoli is an assistant professor of Indigenous and Native Hawaiian politics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Heoli is a three-time national poetry champion, poetry mentor, and a published author. She is a proud past Kaiāpuni student, Ford Fellow, and a graduate of Kamehameha, Stanford (BA), and New York University (MA).

  • Laura Hernandez

    Laura Hernandez is a WLT intern. 

  • Anna Hernandez

    Anna Hernandez has lived in almost every region of the US and studied multiple languages in her BA. She was an Assistant English Teacher while living in Japan for a year, putting her undergrad Japanese classes to good use. Currently, she is a WLT intern, working on her MA in library and information science from the University of Oklahoma.

  • Yuri Herrera

    Yuri Herrera was born in 1970 in Actopan, Mexico. His first novel to appear in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. Herrera earned his PhD at Berkeley and is currently teaching at the University of Tulane in New Orleans.

  • Taylor Hickney

    A WLT intern, Taylor Hickney has a degree in English writing from the University of Oklahoma and will begin pursuing an MFA in fiction at the New School in August. Commas are important, and she hates surprises. A big thanks to Amy Poehler for getting her this far in life. 

  • Alexandra M. Hill

    Alexandra Merley Hill is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Portland. Her scholarship focuses on contemporary German-language literature by women and includes the forthcoming Playing House: Motherhood, Intimacy, and Domestic Spaces in Julia Franck’s Fiction (Peter Lang).

  • Brenda Hillman

    Brenda Hillman has published ten collections with Wesleyan University Press, including Extra Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013) and Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (2019). Hillman is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary’s College of California.

  • Jessica Hilton

    Jessica Hilton is a WLT intern majoring in English writing and German at the University of Oklahoma. She enjoys reading, writing, and hiking in her spare time.

  • Jean-Louis Hippolyte

    Jean-Louis Hippolyte teaches French culture, literature, and film at Rutgers University (Camden). He is currently working on a project related to the importance of paranoia as a key paradigm of contemporary art and fiction, with a focus on global animation.

  • Toshiko Hirata

    Toshiko Hirata (b. 1955) is a Japanese poet, playwright, and novelist associated with the “women’s boom” in contemporary literature. These poems are from her collection Shinanoka (Shichōsha, 2004), which we are calling, in English, “Is It Poetry?” This book earned Hirata the Hagiwara Sakutarō Prize for poetry. 

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    Edward Hirsch

    Edward Hirsch’s ( tenth book of poems, Stranger by Night, will be published by Knopf in 2020. His sixth book of prose, 100 Poems to Break Your Heart, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2021.

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    Jane Hirshfield

    Jane Hirshfield’s most recent books are The Beauty, longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award, and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, winner of the 2015 Northern California Book Award (see WLT, May 2015, 120, 126). Her ninth poetry collection, Ledger, will appear in early 2020 from Knopf. Hirshfield served as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2012 to 2018.

  • H. L. Hix

    H. L. Hix’s recent books include a poetry collection, Rain Inscription (2017), an art/poetry anthology, Ley Lines (2014), and a translation of selected poems by Estonian peasant poet Juhan Liiv, Snow Drifts, I Sing (2013), translated in collaboration with Jüri Talvet. 

  • Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

    Tammy Lai-Ming Ho is the founding co-editor of Asian Cha and an editor of the academic journal Hong Kong Studies. She is an associate professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and a recipient of the Young Artist Award in Literary Arts presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

  • Sy Hoahwah

    Sy Hoahwah is Yappituka Comanche/Southern Arapaho. He is the author of the poetry collections  Night Cradle and Velroy and the Madischie Mafia. Hoahwah’s poetry has also appeared in the Florida Review, Indiana Review, and Shenandoah. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship.

  • Klaus Hoffer

    Klaus Hoffer lives in Graz, where he has born in 1942. He has also published essay and story collections and examinations of Kafka’s work. He taught German literature in Austria, Senegal, and the US and was writer in residence at Grinnell College and Washington University, St. Louis. He is a prominent translator of such authors as Kurt Vonnegut, Nadine Gordimer, Raymond Carver, Joseph Conrad, and Lydia Davis.

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    Richard Hoffman

    Richard Hoffman has published four volumes of poetry: Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and his new collection, Noon until Night. His other books include the memoirs Half the House and Love & Fury, and the story collection Interference and Other Stories. He is senior writer in residence at Emerson College in Boston and an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University.

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    Bailey Hoffner

    Bailey Hoffner volunteers with Poetic Justice, an organization that offers restorative writing workshops for incarcerated women, and writes book reviews for World Literature Today. She is currently working to complete her first full collection of poems, If the Honey Is Sunk.

  • Linda Hogan

    Linda Hogan (Chickasaw Nation) is known as an activist writer, award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist. She is the author of numerous books on topics of ethical, political, and spiritual concern for Native peoples: Dark. Sweet., Solar Storms, Mean Spirit, Power, People of the Whale, Dwellings, Woman Who Watches Over the World, numerous books of poems, and edited anthologies. A History of Kindness and The Radiant Lives of Animals are forthcoming in 2020.

  • Avery Holmes

    Avery Holmes is an undergraduate student pursuing degrees in environmental studies and film at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently writing on ecocinema and how effective different approaches to the genre are at creating tangible social change.

  • Alizah Holstein

    Alizah Holstein ( holds a PhD in medieval history from Cornell University and currently works as a freelance editor and translator. She is writing a memoir that explores the relationship between her own past and the collective sense of history, focusing in particular on Rome. In fall 2018 Alizah joined the first cohort of the International MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she concentrates on creative nonfiction and literary translation.

  • Paul Holzman

    Paul Holzman is a North American writer, translator, and musician living in Buenos Aires. He is currently translating Kike’s novel Que de lejos parecen moscas and investigating the mysterious Argentine composer Guindowsky. He can be read or heard at

  • Erika Horton

    Erika Horton is an English writing major at the University of Oklahoma. Hailing from a small town in southeastern Oklahoma and having spent a few years in southeastern Michigan, she brings a fresh perspective to Oklahoma writing. She is interested in bringing an Oklahoma voice to fiction and creative nonfiction. Her interests in fiction fall into the fantasy and science fiction genres with a specific interest in LGBTQ+

  • Andrew Horton

    Andrew Horton is the Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film & Video Studies (emeritus) at the University of Oklahoma, an award-winning screenwriter, and the author of thirty books on film, screenwriting, and cultural studies, including The Films of Theo Angelopoulos: A Cinema of Contemplation (1997) and The Last Modernist: The Films of Angelopoulos (1997), which he edited. The Library Journal wrote about his Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay (2000, 2nd ed.), “Horton walks away with an Oscar in the valuable books for the prospective scripter category with his latest rendering.” His screenplays include Brad Pitt’s first feature film, The Dark Side of the Sun (1988), and the much-awarded Something in Between (1982, directed by Srdjan Karanović).

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