Happiness won: for you we walk . . .
the blade’s edge. Broken
desert trail. For you, this
and where sun doesn’t
fall, we do—cracked ice.
Don’t touch what you
love the most.
The child’s balloon
blown free, forever lost . . .
who is this you . . .
from 'Her Bone Throat: A Ghost Duet with Eugenio Montale's Ossi
Heidi Hart received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in
2000 and currently teaches creative writing at Westminster College in Salt Lake
City. Her published work includes
the memoir Grace Notes: The Waking of a Woman’s Voice (University of Utah Press, 2004) and the four-poet
collection Edge by Edge (Toadlily
Press, 2007). In the past three
years she has received a Pushcart Prize for poetry, a Utah Arts Council
Established Artist Grant, an Honorable Mention in the New Letters essay competition, and a Jentel Foundation Residency
Award. Her poetry and essays have
appeared or are forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Folly, Lumina, Cimarron
Review, Pleiades, Quarterly West, Monkscript, Pilgrimage, Western Humanities
Review, BrokenPlate, Ellipsis, Dialogue, CityArt, Irreantum, The Cortland
Review, Friends Journal, The Salt Flats Annual, Northern Lights, Isotope,
qarrtsiluni, and Speak Peace:
American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Painting.