Heather McHugh Poems

Heather McHugh is an American poet and teacher. She graduated from Harvard University and is best known for her work Dangers. She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and has received numerous other prizes and grants. 

Language Lesson 1976

by Heather McHugh

‘Language Lesson 1976’ by Heather McHugh is a thoughtful poem. In it, the speaker uses language cleverly to make statements about America and love. 

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