Barbara Helfgott Hyett’s poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The Massachusetts Review, and many other magazines. A teacher of writing at Boston University, she has edited the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor as well as several anthologies of poems by children.
In Evidence is a collection of poems in the voices of allied troops who liberated Nazi concentration camps in Europe in the sprong of 1945. Barbara Helfgott Hyett heard poems in the eyewitness testimony of United States soldiers. She has shaped the words of thirty speakers into a songle narrative, a single voice.