Eric E. Hyett
I'm a poet, writer and translator from Boston, MA. Busybusyworld, LLC has been my professional home for the past eight years, and has encompassed a variety of activities: literary translation; fundraising and arts marketing; cross-cultural consulting; even a finance blog (something Spencer Thurlow and I started doing when we first joined forces in 2012).
A few words about my background as a writer. I studied linguistics at Harvard College, and the History and Social Study of Science and Technology at MIT. I’m a near-lifetime member of PoemWorks, the Workshop for Publishing Poets; I also study memoir with Tom Daley in Cambridge, MA. I am on the board of the non-profit Writers Room of Boston, and I do my writing there, in a beautiful space on State Street. My work has recently appeared in: Cleaver Magazine; New Madrid: Journal of Contemporary Literature; The Cincinnati Review; The Hudson Review; Juked; Barrow Street; Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review; NIMROD International Journal; Off The Coast; Antioch Review; Harvard Review Online. I’ve been circulating two poetry collections, Flight Risk and #Sexting as well as finishing up a memoir. Both of the poetry collections have been finalists for contests in the past year, and I am hoping for the best.
I’m a poet and writer living in Boston. I've spent the past several years in Kochi City, Japan, working on attaining fluency and knowledge of Japanese culture so that I can become a better translator. I was recently elected to be the Poet Laureate of my hometown of West Tisbury where I visit about once a month. When I am not working for the Japan Society of Boston on cultural and business initiatives, I am working on improving my own craft.
I grew up on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore in 2010. I have a strong family connection to the Vineyard, and the value of historical roots was impressed on my at a young age. A lot of my work focuses on how Martha's Vineyard has changed for me and as a whole over the years. After managing a landscaping company through high school and college, I graduated with an English major, won a fiction grant to travel to Alaska and briefly served as Editor of Sergeant Sparrow, a small literary magazine. Soon after, in Boston, I met Eric through a mutual friend, Alexis Ivy (an accomplished poet with her own unique brilliance), and we began translating Sonic Peace. I honed my poetic skills attending PoemWorks, the Workshop for Publishing Poets in 2012-14, before moving to Japan. My work has appeared in The Worcester Review, Comstock, The Aurorean, and others.
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