Seducing the Asparagus Queen is the winner of Cloudbank's 2018 Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize. According to reviewer Iliana Rocha, the book characterizes the Midwest as an "electrically charged site" where "even the elegiac moments...are not about emptiness."
Huey is an associate professor of writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Previously, he worked as a newspaper reporter and editor. In addition to Seducing the Asparagus Queen, Huey is author of the poetry collection Ha Ha Ha Thump (Sundress Publications, 2015) and Boom Box (Sundress Publications, 2019). Two of his poetry chapbooks have also been published: The Insomniac Circus (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014) and A Map of the Farm Three Miles from the End of Happy Hollow Road (Porkbelly Press, 2016). He is co-author, with W. Todd Kaneko, of the textbook Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology, published by Bloomsbury Academic.