heather hughes still, siempre, hangs her heart in Miami, where she was born and raised.
She explores bodies and landscapes through speculative and fragmented lyric poetry.
heather combines her poetic and environmental fascinations with her work as a letterpress printer. She is a studio manager and instructor at Bow & Arrow Press at Harvard University.
Her poetry is supported by a 2021 Artist Fellowship from the Somerville Arts Council, an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For her SAC project, she brought letterpress Pop Up Poetry Posters into the everyday life of Somerville at the July 10th ArtBeat festival in Davis Square (see events). In 2020, heather hosted the first event for Poem Space Reading Series (currently on pause). She is an editorial associate for Scoundrel Time and has previously been an editorial assistant for AGNI and Quick Fiction.
heather adjunct teaches from time to time, and she is an eternal student with an MFA and Masters degrees. She was fortunate to spend semesters living in London and Santiago de Chile.
She never outgrew her science fiction & fantasy obsession. In an alternate universe, she works in disaster recovery. In this one, she is Associate Editor at Harvard University Press.
All her tattoos have wings.