Howard Winn holds a B. A.from Vassar College with a major in English. He wrote his senior thesis under the direction of Ida Treat Bergeret, who published extensively in the New Yorker Magazine. He completed additional work at Middlebury College, where he studied with Robert Frost, John Ciardi and A. B. Guthrie, Jr. He has a graduate degree from the Stanford University Writing Program where he studied with Wallace Stegner and Yvor Winters. Mr Winn also completed doctoral level work at New York University and the University of California at San Francisco. His writing has been published in such journals as New York Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, Raven Chronicles, Beloit Poetry Journal, Descant, Laurel Review, Dalhousie Literary Journal, Descant (Canada) Galway Review (Ireland) and many other literary journals. A collection of his poetry, Four Picture Sequence of Desire and Love, has been published by a now defunct small press. His prose writing has been included in an anthology of work by Hudson Valley writers, "Water Writes." His poetry was included in “Bridges,” an anthology of Hudson Valley poets, edited with a forward by Mary Gordon. He has also been included in an anthology of "Post Beat Poets: Seventy On The Seventies," published by the Ashland Poetry Press. He has been nominated for a Pushcart prize three times He is a faculty member at the State University of New York.
by Howard Winn
A small group of soldiers enters Vassar College, courtesy of the GI Bill, and each attempts to settle into civilian life. A clash of cultures combined with readjustment battles amid the creative intellectual world of academics during the beginnings of the McCarthy era makes for an engaging story, as these good men are forced to examine long-held beliefs of freedom, patriotism, and service.
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