Stefania Heim is author of the poetry collection, A TABLE THAT GOES ON FOR MILES (Switchback Books, 2014). She is a Poetry Editor at Boston Review and a founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation. Her poems, translations, and essays have appeared in publications including A Public Space, Aufgabe, Jacket2, Harvard Review, The Journal of Narrative Theory, The Literary Review, The Paris Review, and Pinwheel. In 2015 she was selected as one of the Poetry Society of America’s “New American Poets.” She is currently translating the Italian poems of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico.
A Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University, Stefania teaches seminars for first-year students that approach writing as a central component of critical thinking and an interactive form of communication; her courses at Duke have included American Wild; Poetic Imagination Across the Disciplines; and War Poems. Stefania spent spring 2016 as the Richard Hugo Visiting Poet at the University of Montana, where she taught a cross-genre Creative Writing course called TIME. In summer 2016 she co-chaired the summer seminar at the Arete Project, an innovative liberal arts program for college-age women combining rigorous intellectual exploration with democratic participation, leadership, and labor. She has also taught courses in literature, creative writing, and translation at Columbia University, Deep Springs College, Hunter College, and Meredith College. In spring 2018, she will be a Visiting Faculty Member in Literature at Bennington College and will work on her scholarly manuscript, Thinking Like a Poet, as a fellow at the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Williams College.
Stefania was raised in Queens, NY. She received an AB, magna cum laude, in Literature from Harvard University, an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, and a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center, where her dissertation, Dark Matter: Susan Howe, Muriel Rukeyser, and the Scholar’s Art received the Alumni and Doctoral Faculty Prize for the Most Distinguished Dissertation in 2015.