Poetry

The Disappearing Theatre, winner of the 2015 Poets at Work Prize
"Heather Altfeld’s sensuous, packed sentences became, for me, irresistible. After reading a few poems, I wondered if she could sustain such linguistic virtuosity. And then I wondered if that virtuosity served its subject. The answer was yes to both.

"I remember asking a famous editor of a famous magazine how he was able to get through the plethora of poems that were sent to him. He said he read with a profound boredom, and waited to be made alert. The Disappearing Theather compels us into alertness. It's a wonderful first book."
–Stephen Dunn