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Heidi Van Horn

Heidi Van Horn is a poet, editor, and book designer. She is the author of Belated Poem (Drop Leaf Press, 2019), a book-length sequence of text + image diptychs distilling landscape, color, and language into a poetics of intimate distance and interiority. She is co-creator, with David Makaaha Kwon, of “House of David,” a poetic assemblage exploring the personal and political geography of mass incarceration. Heidi holds a BA in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She was raised and still lives in the Bay Area, where she is a co-editor at Drop Leaf Press, a women-run poetry collective, and a founding member of the The Ruby, a gathering space for women and non-binary artists. More at

In Conversation

Sarah Rosenthal with Heidi Van Horn

Like in the Dream We Have Divining Rods—A Conversation with Sarah Rosenthal


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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