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Comparative Religion and Humanities

Heather Altfeld (Fisher)

Heather Altfeld teaches in Honors Program as well as the CORH department.  She is a poet and an essayist, and her work appears or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Lit Hub, Orion Magazine of Nature, Culture and Place, Narrative Magazine, ZYZZYVA, and many others.  Her research and areas of interest include Children’s Literature, the role of photography in memory, the connections between anthropology and poetry, public Waldorf Education, and things that have vanished. Her book, The Disappearing Theatre won the 2016 Poets at Work Prize.  She has taught in Juvenile Hall, California Poets-in the Schools, Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City, the Chino Men's Prison, and various campuses in the North State.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

New Release! Post-Mortem,

Winner of the 2019 Orison Prize available now!

  Post-Mortem, poems by Heather Altfeld

Access to Other Literary Works by Heather Altfeld

"Late Atonement, Lower Sierra"(opens in new window)

"The Disappearing Theatre"(opens in new window)

"From the Republic of Sleep and Mercy" & "The Island to Remind You of Your Childhood"(opens in new window)