Heather Altfeld

Heather Altfeld

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Heather Altfeld’s first book, The Disappearing Theatre, won the Poets at Work Book Prize, selected by poet Stephen Dunn. Her poems appear in Narrative Magazine, Pleiades, ZYZZYVA, and many other literary journals. She is the recipient of the 2017 Robert H. Winner Award with the Poetry Society of America and the 2015 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She teaches in the Honors Program as well as for the English and Humanities Departments at CSU Chico, and she is at work on two more collections of poetry as well as two books for children.

Contributions by Heather Altfeld

Winter 2017 Issue

Solastalgia

Second Prize, 2017 Literal Latte Poetry Award.
This place can break your heart says Phil Levine,
describing the soft light of eucalypti, the barking quail,

the overbearing odor of orange blossoms
at his home in California….

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Winter 2017 Issue

The Making of Men in the American Wild

Second Prize, 2017 Literal Latte Poetry Award.
You see it everywhere, in snippets and batches,
at the grocery store, in the bleachers during Little League,
but this morning it is as though I have been called to witness
the ritual of a remote tribe….

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