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Heidi Lynn Staples' debut collection, Guess Can Gallop, was selected by Brenda Hillman as a winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. She is author of four other collections, including A**AA*A*A (Ahsahta, 2018), a grant-supported collection using field-research to consider attachment and becoming a poet-of-place in Alabama. She is a founding faculty coordinator of the EcoLit Arts Project: Mobile-Tenesaw Basin, a bioregional interdisciplinary arts initiative; and with the poet Amy King, Staples is coeditor and cofounder of Poets for Living Waters, begun as an international response to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and of Big Energy Poets: When Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change (BlazeVOX, 2017).

2021 Events
Healing Measures: Poetry as a technology for creating resilience
2019 Events
Projecting: the Exigencies and Efficacies of Project-based Books of Poetry
Big Energy Poets: Writing Climate Change Workshop