Back Issues of My Newsletter

The purpose of my newsletter is to announce my upcoming readings, workshops and publications. I also offer bits of writing advice and highlight the books I’m reading. The newsletter began in 2020. It is edited by Allyson Hoffman.

May 2023

Studying the craft of poetry is a terrific way to increase your skill with language and your powers of concentration.
And it’s fun.

How To Make Poems comes out from Flip Learning on May 15. It’s a shiny new e-book, with audio lectures. If you teach creative writing, I hope you will consider adopting the book for your intro students.

March 2023

In-person events at Tombolo Books are hugely popular and do require a reservation. I’d love to see you in St. Pete for a reading and conversation with Anne Barngrover, to celebrate the publication of her new book of poetry. Tombolo streams events live on Instagram.

January 2023

Taking a letterpress workshop is the most fun I’ve had in ages. I loved considering every letter, the nature of every space, and all aspects of font, paper, ink. Print St. Pete is a community-based print shop offering workshops, studio space, and collaboration opportunities. Worth a trip! My counter-pose in response to AI: slow time-tested tools, natural intelligences. Balance.

November 2022

Are you considering giving signed copies of poetry collections purchased from an amazing locally-owned bookstore as gifts this year? Pop into Tombolo. I would love to personalize and sign The Present State of the Garden or Field Notes from the Flood Zone or any of my titles for the reader or aspiring writer on your list. Send instructions on your order form. And thank you!

September 2022

I’m honored to be the new director of our undergraduate and MFA creative writing programs at the University of South Florida. Know someone interested in studying with us? The deadline for applications for the graduate program is January 1. Please share! If folks have questions, email me at

July 2022

I am downsizing and part of that process is selling books. I have a limited number of copies of each of my titles and I would love to sign, personalize, and mail books out to you! Signed books make great gifts.

May 2022

I'm reading at 6 pm this Thursday at the Dalí.  A conversation with Helen Wallace follows the reading. You can come in person or watch online. Here's the link. Tombolo Books will be selling books before and after the event and I would love to sign your copy.
Free and open to the public.

April 2022

I’m over-the-moon happy to have my new book published by wonderful, storied BOA Editions.
Drawn from my daybook of nature notes and overhead lines of dialogue—my version of a daily diary—this project has dual citizenship in the countries of poetry and prose.

March 2022

Do you like supporting small, local shops? Order a copy of my new collection of poetry, Field Notes from the Flood Zone from our official bookstore, Tombolo Books in St. Petersburg, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing on April 26, 2022.

December 2021

On Earth Day 2022, Field Notes from the Flood Zone, my next project, comes out from BOA Editions.

Special Edition Fall 2021

New poetry collection arrives October 1, 2021 and making friends with poems.

August 2021

New collection arrives October 1, 2021.

May 2021

Two new books of poetry forthcoming.

May 2021 Newsletter

December 2020

An invitation to daily practice.

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October 2020

Publication day!

Heather's October Newsletter