Poetry. "Heim's poems are treasurehouses of carved thought: she is actually thinking, word by word, line by line, and her argument's currents seem to etch patterns in the syntax, like wall carvings made by a delicate and ethical hand. Everything here is transparency, lightness—illuminations sifted through a mind willing to be unsettled by experience's injurious data. Reading these phenomenal and profoundly philosophical poems, I think of still lives by Giorgio Morandi—careful, enigmatic arrangements of the ordinary. Heim's acoustic elegance places her in the front ranks of those who pursue the plainspoken sublime."—Wayne Koestenbaum
Stefania Heim is author of the poetry collections HOUR BOOK (Ahsahta Press, 2019) and A TABLE THAT GOES ON FOR MILES (Switchback Books 2014), selected by Brenda Shaughnessy as winner of the Gatewood Prize. Geometry of Shadows, her volume of translations of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico's Italian poems, will be published by APS Books in 2019. A founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation and a former poetry editor of Boston Review, her poems, essays, and translations have appeared widely, in publications including A Public Space, Ghost Proposal, Harvard Review, Jacket2, Paris Review, and Textual Practice.
Author City: BELLINGHAM, WA USA