Biography and New Works
John Huey’s student work of the 60’s-70’s was influenced by teachers in Vermont such as John Irving at Windham College and William Meredith at Bread Loaf.
After many years of involvement in an ongoing international business career that involved travel to over 90 different countries (including an intense, sometimes perilous, engagement with Russia between 2004-2013) he returned to writing poetry in 2011.
Recently he has had poems presented in two issues of ‘Poetry Quarterly’ and in the ‘Temptation’ anthology published in London by Lost Tower Publications. Work has also appeared in ‘Leannan Magazine’, ‘Sein und Werden’, at ‘In Between Hangovers’, ‘Red Wolf Journal’, ‘The Lost River Review’ and ‘The Perfume River Poetry Review’. A poem regarding the Trump inauguration is scheduled to appear in an anthology to be published by Poets for Sanctuary (formerly known as Poets Against Trump). His first full length book, ‘The Moscow Poetry File’, was published by Finishing Line Press and became available in November 2017.
His second full length book, ‘The Far Visible’, was completed in 2016 and is now looking for a publisher. Currently Huey is in the final stages of a 70 longer form poem book, ‘The Sunset Fires’, involving the years 1966-1972. He was a ‘charter member’ of that generation and has not been satisfied with much of what he has seen in print and on film about that often trivialized and misunderstood era. This new work is an attempt to take another look at those years and to hopefully contribute to the ongoing study of those times.
In 2018 he is planning on editing an edition of a late friend’s work while beginning work in earnest on a long planned first novel, ‘The Lost Andy’s’.