Thomas Heise

Thomas Heise is the author of Horror Vacui: Poems (Sarabande, 2006) and has poetry and essays published or forthcoming in Verse, The Canary, Gulf Coast, Slope, Ploughshares, Conduit, Columbia, Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, Modern Fiction Studies, African American Review, and elsewhere. In 2004 he was the winner of the Gulf Coast Prize for Poetry. And in 2006 he was awarded the Robert Frost Fellowship in Poetry from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He has also won fellowships from the University of California at Davis and New York University, has been a writer-in-residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York State, and is the former curator of the long-running poetry series Reading Between A and B in New York City. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of English at McGill University, where he is at work on a second collection of poetry titled The Journal of X and a critical literary study titled American Underworlds: the Geographical Anatomy of Twentieth-Century Urban Fiction and Culture.

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