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(Poets and Poetry in America)

Andrew Hudgins (HUHD-jihnz) is primarily known as a poet, but he has published a number of essays as well as edited other writers’ works. Foremost among these is his collection of essays and memoirs, The Glass Anvil, published in 1997. These essays discuss, among other things, the way his poems about his childhood and past have tended to reform his memories rather than stay exactly true to them. Additionally, with Janice Whittington, he edited a book on a Texas poet, The Waltz He Was Born For: An Introduction to the Writings of Walt McDonald (2002). He has also written articles on and published interviews with a number of contemporary poets, including Louise Glück, Donald Justice, and Galway Kinnell. He edited the American Poets Project’s James Agee: Selected Poems (2008).