Heather Saunders Estes

Poet

San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Heather Saunders Estes grew up in a small New England town and now lives in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. The blue jays look different but crows are the same. Fog has replaced winter snow. She began intensively writing poetry as she transitioned from her long-term career as CEO of Planned Parenthood Northern California. Her writing is inspired by experiences and training as a social worker, activist, manager, gardener and human.  She received her MSW and MPA degrees from Syracuse University. Her BA studies were in Education and Art at Hamilton College.

Poetry is laughter, reflection, appreciation, a call to action and power.  Inner Sunset is her debut book of poetry.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Inner Sunset (Blue Light Press, 2019)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Diane Frank Barry Goldensohn Robin Becker Jane Hirshfield Ellen Bass Mark Doty Kay Ryan Jane Kenyon Ted Kooser Mary Oliver W.S.Merwin Billy Collins Seamus Heaney Sharon Olds
What I'm reading now: 
Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian, Roll Deep: Poems by Major Jackson

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Boston, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
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Last update: Jun 08, 2019