WRITING

A**A*A*A*A     Noise Event    Dog Girl     Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake     Guess Can Gallop     

 

A**A*A*A*A

Ahsahta 2018

Supported by Research Grants Committee Award & College Academy of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant, University of Alabama, 2014-2017.

...a complicated love song for Alabama...a fresh and important contribution to ecopoetics. -- Up The Staircase

 

NOISE EVENT

Ahsahta 2012

 ...a lithe and complex book that is both linguistically inventive and emotionally compelling...the music is astonishing. -- Harvard Review

 

TAKE CARE FAKE BEAR TORQUE CAKE

Caketrain 2012

 An exhilaratingly fresh take on the often-stale, overindulgent memoir genre. -- JMWW

 

DOG GIRL

Ahsahta 2007

These poems exist to challenge what we know of a word’s imaginary boundaries. And Staples hops, skips and pliés over these boundaries with grace and gumption. --Tarpaulin Sky

 

GUESS CAN GALLOP

New Issues Poetry Prize 2004
Selected by Brenda Hillman

In her relentless pursuit of swerving meaning, Heidi Lynn Staples reinvents poetry word for word. -- Charles Bernstein