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Jeanne Heuving

Poet, Scholar, Educator, and Founder of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at UW Bothell

Jeanne    Heuving

Jeanne Heuving was the 2022 Judith E. Wilson Fellow in Poetry, Cambridge University (UK). She has recently published Mood Indigo (selva oscura press, 2019) and Brilliant Corners (Chax, 2022), and is the editor of Nathaniel Mackey, Destination Out: Essays on His Work (U of Iowa Press, 2021)and the co-editor, along with Tyrone Williams, of Inciting Poetics: Thinking and Writing Poetry (Recencies Series, University of New Mexico Press, 2019). Heuving's The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics is in the Modern and Contemporary Poetics series (University of Alabama Press 2016). Her cross genre book Incapacity (Chiasmus Press) won a 2004 Book of the Year Award from Small Press Traffic. Other books include Transducer (Chax 2008), and Omissions Are Not Accidents:  Gender in the Art of Marianne Moore (Wayne State, 1992). Heuving is a professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Science program at the University of Washington (UW) Bothell and is on the graduate faculty in the English Department at UW Seattle. She founded the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at UW Bothell and served as its first director. She is the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Simpson Humanities Center, and the Beinecke Library at Yale.

About Their Work:

What does the voice that permeates these books ginger up? Pen to paper, dye to fabric, wind across water and grass, occasional music, alluvial allusion ramifying quietly outward like a spill of meaning. All declaimed with an equinoctial calm and an occasional pun that montages thought and world. The poems take us across time and land and sea, gesturing toward both the processes and obscenities of history without histrionics, bent on exploration and incision, cutting into words and discovering the openings where sound morphs sense. Every poem, every chapter a new beginning, a new assay to see what in the world rings true, another bright discursive ripple penned with a skipped stone.

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Books (for purchase):

Brilliant Corners: A Magazne of the Arts 

(Chax Press, 2022)

Mood Indigo 

(selva oscura press, 2019)

The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics 

(University of Alabama Press, 2016)


(Chax Press, 2008)


(Chiasmus Press, 2004; out of print)

Omissions are not accidents 

(Wayne State University Press,1992)

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Read for Margin Shift:

July 19, 2018

May 09, 2023

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