A new Poet for your Friday

We're so thrilled that the wonderful poet Heather Derr-Smith is coming to Unbound this year. She'll be reading from her work and also participating in one of our more abstruse panels, on poetry and boxing. (Yes, you read that right.)

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Heather was born in Dallas, Texas in 1971. She spent most of her childhood in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She earned her B.A. from Art History at the University of Virginia, where she also took poetry workshops with Charles Wright, Rita Dove, and Greg Orr. She went on to earn her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has published four books of poems, Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, 2008) Tongue Screw (Sparkwheel Press, 2016) and Thrust (Persea Books, 2017).