Hugh\'s most recent work clearly shows him as a contemporary poet who is planted firmly in the modern world without succumbing to it's terrors--at least not yet. In his songs, love is difficult without being tragic, and idealism is more heroic for never expecting to be fulfilled. In his hands, the political scandals of our day are occasions for biting satire instead of bitterness. Hugh was born in New York City and has lived in New York, Boston, Chicago, and most recently, rural New England. He is a former Associate Editor of Fast Folk and has taught poetry, song and writing at N.Y.U., Bard College, and Eastern Connecticut State University, where he was once did a stint as an Assistant Professor. He has been known to wear dark shades and play tenor sax at the Fast Folk Revues.