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Richard Hugo (December 21, 1923 - October 22, 1982), born Richard Hogan, was an American poet. Primarily a regionalist, Hugo's work reflects the economic depression of the Northwest, particularly Montana. Born in White Center, Washington, he was raised by his mother's parents after his father left the family. In 1942 he legally changed his name to Richard Hugo, taking his stepfather's surname. He served in World War II as a bombardier in the Mediterranean. He left the service in 1945 after flying 35 combat missions and reaching the rank of first lieutenant.

Hugo received his B.A. in 1948 and his M.A. in 1952 in Creative Writing from the University of Washington where he studied under Theodore Roethke. He married Barbara Williams in 1952, the same year he started working as a technical writer for Boeing.

In 1961 his first book of poems, A Run of Jacks, was published. Soon after he took a creative writing teaching job at the University of Montana. He later became the head of the creative writing program there. His wife returned to Seattle in 1964, and they divorced soon after. He published five more books of poetry, a memoir, a highly respected book on writing, and also a mystery novel. His posthumous book of collected poetry, Making Certain It Goes On, evinces that his poems are marked by crisp, gorgeous images of nature that often stand in contrast to his own depression, loneliness, and alcoholism. Although almost always written in free verse, his poems have a strong sense of rhythm that often echoes iambic meters. He also wrote of large number of informal epistolary poems at a time when that form was unfashionable.

Hugo was a friend of poet James Wright.

Hugo’s The Real West Marginal Way is a collection of essays, generally autobiographical in nature, that detail his childhood, his military service, his poetics, and his teaching.

Hugo remarried in 1974 to Ripley Schemm Hansen. In 1977 he was named the editor of the Yale Younger Poets Series.

Hugo died of leukemia on October 22, 1982.

Richard Hugo House is named after Hugo.

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Total Books: 38
In Their Cups Poems About Drinking Places Drinks and Drinkers
The Triggering Town Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
2010 - The Triggering Town Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393338720
ISBN-10: 039333872X
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Si tu meurs  Milltown
2008 - Si Tu Meurs Milltown [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782264042477
ISBN-10: 2264042478
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Death and the Good Life A Mystery
2002 - Death and the Good Life a Mystery (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780893012618
ISBN-10: 0893012610
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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La mort et la belle vie
1999 - La Mort Et La Belle VIe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782264027917
ISBN-10: 2264027916
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The Real West Marginal Way A Poet's Autobiography
Making Certain It Goes on The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo
1991 - Making Certain It Goes on the Collected Poems of Richard Hugo (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393307849
ISBN-10: 0393307840
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Farewell to Russia
1989 - Farewell to Russia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781558171657
ISBN-10: 1558171657
Genre: Substores
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Farewell to Russia
1988 - Farewell to Russia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747400615
ISBN-10: 074740061X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Last Judgment
1988 - Last Judgment (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781558171145
ISBN-10: 1558171142
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Last Judgement
1984 - Last Judgement (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780333376126
ISBN-10: 0333376129
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Death and the Good Life
1982 - Death and the Good Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380598403
ISBN-10: 038059840X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Death and the good life
1981 - Death and the Good Life (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312185886
ISBN-10: 031218588X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Right Madness on Skye
1980 - Right Madness on Skye (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393013535
ISBN-10: 0393013537
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Right Madness on Skye
1980 - The Right Madness on Skye (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393009828
ISBN-10: 0393009823
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Selected Poems
1979 - Selected Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393009361
ISBN-10: 039300936X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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31 Letters and 13 Dreams Poems
1977 - 31 Letters and 13 Dreams Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393044904
ISBN-10: 0393044904
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Hugo What Thou Lovest Well Remains American
1975 - Hugo What Thou Lovest Well Remains American [Paper] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393044171
ISBN-10: 0393044173
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Conspiracy of Mirrors
Conspiracy of Mirrors (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330312417
ISBN-10: 0330312413
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Hitler Diaries
The Hitler Diaries (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780333336205
ISBN-10: 0333336208
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The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir
The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393041743
ISBN-10: 0393041743
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Duwamish Head [A Copperhead chapbook] (Other)