Stefania Heim is a poet, scholar, translator, editor, and educator. She is author of the poetry collections HOUR BOOK and A Table That Goes On for Miles and translator of Geometry of Shadows: the Italian poems of metaphysical artist, Giorgio de Chirico. She contributed to Midwinter Constellation, a radical experiment in collaborative writing in response to the 40th anniversary of Bernadette Mayer’s Midwinter Day.
Stefania was the recipient of a 2019 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and is a 2022 fellow at the ViceVersa Italian-English translation workshop at Villa Garbald, Switzerland. Recent translations appeared in Women in Concrete Poetry 1959-1979 (edited by Alex Balgiu & Mónica de la Torre). Stefania’s scholarly writing has recently appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, 21|19: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth-Century Archive, the Textual Practice Special Issue on The Life of Poetry and the Bernadette Mayer cluster at Post45. Stefania is a former poetry editor at Boston Review, a founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation, editor at large at Circumference Books, and an elected member of the MLA Delegate Assembly and Forum for Creative Writing executive committee. She holds an AB magna cum laude in Literature from Harvard College, an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, and a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center.
An associate professor of English at Western Washington University, Stefania was raised in Queens, NY.