Poetry (Books and Selected Poems)
Rattle, Poets Respond, November
Post-Mortem is Heather Altfeld's second collection of poetry. It won the 2019 Orison Prize, judged by Eric Pankey.
You can pre-order Post-Mortem from Orison Books here: Post-Mortem, by Heather Altfeld
Heather Altfeld's first collection of poetry, winner of the 2016 Poets at Work Prize, judged by Stephen Dunn.
From the Republic of Sleep and Mercy and The Island That Reminds You of Your Childhood
Winner of the Iron Horse Literary Review e-chapbook contest, with photographs by Byron Wolfe
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."