Most Missed Austinite

Albert 'Huff' Huffstickler

"It was like I had to find someone to know me before I could begin my journey." -- Albert "Huff" Huffstickler, 1998 Hyde Park's beloved poet laureate, "Huff," departed this life February 25, 2002. For years, Austinites kept Huff in free coffee and his favorite cigarettes -- and Huff kept Austin in beautiful words and new ways to see ourselves. The 74-year-old poet was revered by all who knew him -- and some who knew only his words. His profound vision touched us all, and he is sorely missed. Long live Huff.


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