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Narrative Essays

William Huhn Best American Essays Notable 2022

"Silver Hill" Rosebud #68, Winter-Spring 2021.  "Notable Essay" in The Best American Essays 2022.

William Huhn Best American Essays Notable 2019

"The Pagadder" Pembroke Magazine, Spring 2019. Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2020. Honorable Mention in 47th New Millennium Writings Awards, July 2019.

William Huhn Best American Essays Notable 2018

"Grave Ivy” Flint Hills Review #22, August 2017. Notable Essay in  The Best American Essays 2018.

William Huhn Best American Essays Notable 2016

You Forgot These,” Thema, November 2015. Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2016. Honorable Mention in the 36th New Millennium Writings Awards, 2013.

William Huhn Best American Essays Notable 2012

I Know You RiderJabberwock Review, Summer 2011. Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2012. Nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize.

Essay republished in Thema, Spring 2012. 

William Huhn Best American Essays Notable 2006

“The Call of the Child” Seems No. 38, Summer 2005. Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2006. Nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize.

William Huhn Best American Essays Notable 2005

“My Girlfriend’s Grave” Tulane Review, Spring 2004. Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2005.

William Huhn Best American Essays Notable 2004

The Triple Crown" Sport Literate, 2003 issue. Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2004.  Also anthologized in Game, July 2023, the anthology of Sport Literate magazine's best prose works over 25 years. 

"...exceptionally brilliant and even virtuosic prose..."             

 —Robert Boyers, award-winning author and Founding Editor of Salmagundi

"William Huhn, in a wonderfully supple and natural idiom, turns out to be the Ovid of our present milieu. His poems observe, and tenderly participate in, metamorphoses that signal miraculous events transpiring right before our eyes, if only our eyes were as keen and clear as his. Bachelor Holiday is a collection that makes me grateful, and almost glad, to be living in this havoc of a century."

  —Donald Revell, author of White Campion and twice Winner of the PEN Center USA Award in Poetry

Praise for Bachelor Holiday

"William Huhn’s Bachelor Holiday is a bittersweet, multi-dimensional recollection—of past loves, historical mysteries, moments of weather, of philosophical obsession—whose subject range and command of language dazzles. Here 'stuff' exists confidently near a 'dew-pearled spring,' while four-line poems match the strength of 7-pagers. This is a journey through an acquisitive, though unhurried, mind, one within which any reader would be lucky to spend time."

  ---Rachel Abramowitz, author of The Birthday of the Dead, winner of the 2021 Marystina Santiestevan poetry prize

"The precise, evocative poems in William Huhn’s Bachelor Holiday bring us to places we’ve never been, then bring us back to where we are today. We witness the riches of Babylonia and Herculaneum, and then we are home, shutting the windows as a thunderstorm hits. Along the way, the speaker guides us with an artist’s eye for detail and a poet’s sense of language. My favorite among the many jewellike lyrics is 'Expedition,' about a difficult ascent, the loss of friends, and a final rebirth. These poems will lift and transport..."

 —Thaddeus Rutkowski, author of Safe Colors and Haywire, a No.1 best-seller on Small Press Distribution's fiction list

Selected Poems

William Huhn's Poem "Expedition"

ExpeditionVerse Daily; July 27, 2017.  Originally published in The Carolina Quarterly, 66.3, Spring/Summer 2017

William Huhn's poem "Not A Through Street"

"The Owl" The Carolina Quarterly, 66.3, Summer 2017

William Huhn's poems "Devil Mirror" and "First Love of the Sun King"

Not a Through StreetTipton Poetry Journal #55, Winter 2023

William Huhn's poem "Cast in Herculaneum"

"Cast in Herculaneum" Grey Sparrow Journal #38, July 2021

William Huhn's poem "Bye Love You"

Bye Love YouWhistling Shade, Spring-Summer 2020

William Huhn's poems  “Abandoned” and “All You Want To Know About”

"Devil Mirror" and "First Love of the Sun King" BlazeVOX Journal, 20th Anniversary Issue, Fall 2021

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