About Anthony HechtAnthony Hecht was an American poet and scholar. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which he fought, and the Holocaust being recurrent themes in his work. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1968 for The Hard Hours. Here are some of his best texts shared below.
The Anthony Hecht prize is awarded annually by the Waywiser press.