In a classroom on the Lower East Side where I teach poetry writing to eighth-graders, two headlines preside over separate bulletin boards. One says: “What poets do.” Read more
About Stefania Heim
Stefania Heim's poems have appeared in numerous publications, including EOAGH, Harp & Altar, The Paris Review, A Public Space, The Literary Review, and La Petite Zine, where they were nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry. Her translations have been published or will appear in Aufgabe and Harper’s Magazine, and her scholarship and criticism in The Boston Review, Jacket2, and Publisher’s Weekly. She is the author of a chapbook, 3 Poems (handheld editions, 2008), founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation, and editor with Susan Howe of Howe’s Selected Essays (New Directions Press, forthcoming). She holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and is a doctoral candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, writing a dissertation entitled “Dark Matter: Susan Howe, Muriel Rukeyser, and the Scholar’s Art” with support from the Jospehine de Karman Fellowship Trust. She teaches at Columbia University and Hunter College.