Heather Yanda

Senior Lecturer of English
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Seidlin Hall, Room 113
Mon: 10:20 am - 11:10 am
Wed: 10:20 am - 11:10 am


  • BA: Creative Writing and Design Production Alfred University, 1991
  • MFA: Poetry Western Michigan University, 1995

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Contemporary American Poetry
  • Contemporary Irish Poetry
  • Personal Essay
  • Poetry on Art
  • English 101 and 102

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Research & Publications

  • Late Summer's Origami, my first poetry collection, is forthcoming from Ashland Poetry Press, in January, 2019.
  • Poems published or forthcoming in: Calyx, Slipstream, The Windsor Review, Kalliope, Dalhousie Review, Square Lake, Tar River Poetry, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, The Yale Journal of Medical Humanities, Literature and Belief, Spiritus, The Able Muse, Mudfish.


  • The Mary Wager Fisher Literary Prize, Alfred University, 1991.


Travel - throughout the United States and Europe, particularly in Ireland and Sweden

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