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.
Huey has had poems presented in ‘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’, ‘Bourgeon’, ‘The Lost River Review’, ‘Red Wolf Journal’, ‘Perfume River Poetry Review’, ‘What Rough Beast’, ‘Poydras Review’, ‘Flatbush Review’ and ‘Memoir Mixtapes’. In late 2018 he will appear in three further Anthologies, ‘Unbelief’, published by Local Gems Press, ‘Addiction/Recovery Anthology’, published by Madness Muse Press and ‘Shattered’ published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. His full-length book, ‘The Moscow Poetry File’, was published by Finishing Line Press in November 2017.
His second full length book, ‘The Far Visible’, was completed in 2016 and is now looking for a publisher. In early 2018 Huey completed a 70 longer form poem book, ‘The Sunset Fires’, involving the years 1966-1972. He was a ‘charter member’ of that generation and was not satisfied with much of what he had 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. A number of the poems in these newer books have either already appeared in journals or are to be anthologized soon.
In late 2018 and into 2019 he is planning on editing an edition of a late friend’s work while, after a lengthy period of basic research, beginning work in earnest on a long planned first novel, ‘The Lost Andy’s’.