Visiting Hugo Writer, Poet Stefania Heim to Read at UM

February 12, 2016

Poet Stefania Heim is the University of Montana Creative Writing Program’s current Visiting Hugo Writer. MISSOULA – Poet Stefania Heim, the University of Montana Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Hugo Writer, will read her poetry at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the Turner Hall Dell Brown Room. The event, which is part of the Spring 2016 Reading Series, is free and open to the public.

Heim is the author of the poetry collection “A Table That Goes On for Miles,” winner of the Gatewood Prize from Switchback Books. Her poems, essays and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including “A Public Space,” “Aufgabe,” “comma, poetry,” “Jacket2,” The Journal of Narrative Theory, The Literary Review, The Paris Review and “Pinwheel.”

She is a founding editor of “CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation” and a poetry editor for the Boston Review. She holds a master’s degree in fine arts from Columbia University and a doctorate degree from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she wrote the dissertation, “Dark Matter: Susan Howe, Muriel Rukeyser and the Scholar’s Art.” She has taught at Columbia, Deep Springs College, Duke University and Hunter College. 

The Hugo Visiting Writer is a faculty position in UM’s Creative Writing Program that honors former professor and renowned poet Richard Hugo. For more information call Karin Schalm, Creative Writing Program coordinator, at 406-243-5267, email or visit

Contact: Karin Schalm, UM Creative Writing Program coordinator, 406-243-5267,