Heather Derr-Smith

Heather Derr-Smith is a human rights activist and the author of four books of poetry, Each End of the World (Editor's Choice Award, Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Bride Minaret (Editor's Choice Award, University of Akron Press, 2008), Tongue Screw (Spark Wheel Press, 2016) and Thrust (Winner 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, Persea Books, 2017). She lives in West Des Moines, Iowa. In addition to writing she teaches poetry workshops with refugees and survivors of war and other trauma both in the United States and internationally. When she is not in Des Moines or traveling for readings and workshops, she is in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, her heart's home. 

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