Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes

Building Our Canon: Queer Writers Tracing Literary Ancestries, Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

heidi andrea restrepo rhodes (she/they) is a queer, sick/disabled, brown/Colombian, poet, scholar, educator, and cultural worker. Her poetry collection, The Inheritance of Haunting (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019) won the 2018 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, Ephemeral, is the 2022 winner of the Lorca Latinx Poetry Prize and will be published by EcoTheo Collective in 2023. She is a 2023 recipient of the Creative Capital Award, a  VONA alum, and has received poetry fellowships from Zoeglossia, CantoMundo, Radar, VONA, and Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Her poetry has been published in Poetry, Poem-a-Day, Split This Rock’s Quarry, Waxwing, among other places. She wants to swim with you in the raucous and joyful possibilities of crip poetics and abolition dreams, and currently lives and teaches in Gabrielino Tongva land in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills of southern California. www.heidiandrea.com.