William Heyen -- Poet

Host(s): Stan Sanvel Rubin

Tape order number: C-519

Visit Date: March 22, 1978

Length: 55 minutes

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Brief Summary: William Heyen discusses the origination of The Swastika Poems as his confrontation of a heritage that haunted him to a point that required exploration. He speaks of the difficult process which these harsh and real poems brought him through and his need to compose "from a distance". Heyen addresses the issues that surround topics such as the Holocaust, asking the question: "Can and should they be written about?"

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Art comes out of obsession

-- William Heyen

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