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Spotlight Poetry: Natalie Shapero and Stefania Heim

October 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

SPOTLIGHT POETRY | Spotlight readings are nights you don’t want to miss—readings that transcend, engage, and recontextualize literature in the current moment.

Natalie Shapero, Griffin Poetry Prize finalist for her book Hard Child, reads new work with poet and translator Stefania Heim, author of three collections, most recently Hour Book, chosen by Jennifer Moxley as winner of the Sawtooth Prize.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Readers

Stefania Heim is a poet, scholar, translator, editor, and educator. She is author of the poetry collections Hour Book, chosen by Jennifer Moxley as winner of the Sawtooth Prize and published in 2019 by Ahsahta Books and A Table That Goes On for Miles (Switchback Books, 2014). Geometry of Shadows, her book of translations of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico’s Italian poems, will be published in October 2019 by A Public Space Books. Stefania is the recipient of a 2019 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for her work on Giorgio de Chirico.

Natalie Shapero is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University. Her most recent poetry collection is Hard Child (Copper Canyon, 2017), which was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Her previous collection, No Object (Saturnalia, 2013), received the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award. Natalie’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Poetry, and elsewhere, and she is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Kenyon Review Fellowship.