Andrew Hoyem

Phone: 
(415) 668-2542

Author's Bio

Andrew Hoyem came to California when he was eleven in 1946. He attended high school at China Lake, on the Mojave Desert, then graduated from Pomona College in 1957, where he received an honorary doctorate in 2015. After serving as an officer in the United States Navy, he came to San Francisco in 1961 to join the Auerhahn Press, a small publisher of Beat Generation writers. From 1966 to 1973 he was in partnership with Robert Grabhorn, formerly of the Grabhorn Press, in a fine printing firm. In 1974 the company name was changed to Arion Press and the publishing program expanded to issue such major works as Moby-Dick (1979) and an important series of artist books with original prints by contemporary artists, including Jim Dine, Robert Motherwell, Martin Puryear, Julie Mehretu, and Kara Walker. Four books of his poetry and two booka of his translations have been published.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Articles, Poems 1960-67
(Cape Goliard, London, and Grossman, New York, 1969)
, Picture/Poems
(Arion Press, 1975)
, What If: Poems 1969-87
(Arion Press, 1987)

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Norwegian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Sioux Falls
Raised in: 
China Lake, CA
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Last updated: Jul 26, 2016