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Essayist, Poet, Perfumista

I write poetry and essays and every weird hybrid of the two: prose poetry, lyric essays, haibun, flash nonfiction, and whatever catchphrase seems to cover it. I also am an editor — anthology, freelance, and at Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies — and reviewer, mainly of books by women/nonbinary authors from small presses.

After nearly twenty years teaching at the university level, my family and I made the leap to Minneapolis, where I’m happily infiltrating its arts (and craft beer) community.

Currently, I teach with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, Normandale Community College, and occasionally elsewhere.

When not writing and teaching, I collect and sniff perfume, forage for mushrooms, spend too much time on social media, and answer to “Mom.”

BIOS:

Short:

Poet and essayist Heidi Czerwiec is the author of the recently-released lyric essay collection Fluid States, winner of Pleiades Press’ 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, and the poetry collection Conjoining. She teaches and writes in Minneapolis. Visit her at heidiczerwiec.com

Medium:

Essayist and poet Heidi Czerwiec is the author of the recently-released lyric essay collection Fluid States, selected by Dinty W. Moore as winner of Pleiades Press’ 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, and the poetry collection Conjoining, and is the editor of North Dakota Is Everywhere: An Anthology of Contemporary North Dakota Poets. She writes and teaches in Minneapolis, where she is an Editor for Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and for Poetry City. Visit her at heidiczerwiec.com

Long:

Heidi Czerwiec is an essayist and poet, the author of four chapbooks, the full-length poetry collection Conjoining with Sable Books, and of the recently-released lyric essay collection Fluid States, winner of Pleiades Press’ 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, and is the editor of North Dakota Is Everywhere: An Anthology of Contemporary North Dakota Poets (NDSU Press). Recent work appears in River Teeth, Zone 3, Under the Gum Tree, and Nonbinary Review, and in the anthologies Nasty Women Poets and New Poetry from the Midwest. She holds an MFA from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD from the University of Utah, and was a professor for twelve years before absconding to write and teach in Minneapolis, where she is an Editor for Poetry City, USA and for Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Visit her at heidiczerwiec.com