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Poetry (Books and Selected Poems)

Rattle, Poets Respond, November


Praise for 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