Heidi is a poet, writing tutor and mentor. She studied poetry and prose at the UEA and regularly teaches for arts and literature organisations in the UK.

She has been an Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of East Anglia. Previously Heidi was Poet-in-Residence for the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre and Writer-in-Residence at the John Jarrold Printing Museum.

She teaches a monthly poetry seminar for The Poetry School and mentors poets world-wide by Skype through The Poetry Society, the National Centre for WritingThe Poetry School and The Writing Coach.

Her first collection ‘Electric Shadow’ (Bloodaxe, 2011) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. Her second collection, ‘The Print Museum’ (Bloodaxe, 2016), won the EAW Book by the Cover Award and the 2016 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry. Her third collection ‘Return by Minor Road’ was published by Bloodaxe in June 2020, featured in The Guardian and was a Poetry Society and Out-Spoken Press Book of the Year.

She is a qualified Writing Coach and has over twenty years’ experience developing and delivering writing workshops for a wide range of large corporations and arts organisations.

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Berlin Lit poem

Issue Four of Berlin Lit features some of my favourite contemporary poets, so I'm very pleased to have a new poem, 'The Circus Holds Water', published alongside them. The poem is a fantastical one...

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