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William Heyen

Fall 2007

Publicity

By William Heyen

I'm telling you it warms the heart the way our local fast-food places came together & opened their doors to serve as make-shift morgues to receive bodies from the city, […]

Fall 2007

Anthem

By William Heyen

Well we knew about mules as they're called who swallow & smuggle dope into whatever country, there was even a flick Maria Full of Grace who maybe died when bags […]

Winter 2002

Auschwitz Reich Disfigured Haiku Sequence

By William Heyen

the 2-yr-old twin boys? injection of chloroform into their hearts            the doctor's dissect-            ing table—polished marble            w drainage channel heterochromes: different-colored irises: cut out twins' eyes,                           float them in formaldehyde, […]

Winter 2002

The Annunciation

By William Heyen

Munich's Odeonplatz, August 2, 1914. Stone lions stare out across the square. In the crowd of thousands— a photograph exists— one young man appears in a state of ecstasy, mouth […]

Winter 2002

Roof

By William Heyen

In a photograph in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, prisoners in striped uniforms, during the winter of 1942-43, work on the roof of the underground undressing room of Crematorium II. We […]