Heather Altfeld’s first book, “The Disappearing Theatre” won the Poets at Work Book Prize, selected by Stephen Dunn. Her poems appear in Narrative Magazine, Pleiades, ZYZZYVA, Poetry Northwest, and others. She won the 2015 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry with Nimrod International Magazine of Poetry and Prose. She lives in Northern California and teaches in the English Department and the Honors Program at California State University, Chico and is a longtime member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.
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