Kathleen Heil

Poet, Fiction Writer, Translator

Berlin

Author's Bio

Kathleen Heil is an artist working with languages of the body and the written word. Her poems, stories, essays, and translations appear in The New Yorker, Fence, Make, Blackbird, The Threepenny Review, and many other journals. Originally from New Orleans, Heil studied Dance, Art History, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University and the University of Edinburgh, Italian at the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy, and holds a master’s degree in Creación Literaria from the Escuela Contemporánea de Humanidades in Madrid as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Translation from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, where she also taught writing and dance. As a dancer / choreographer, Heil has collaborated with various artists in the U.S. and Europe and performed her own work in New York (Movement Research), Helsinki (museum of impossible forms), New Orleans (Contemporary Arts Center), and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Omi, and the Sturgis Foundation, among others, she lives and works in Berlin as a freelance artist, educator, and translator & editorial consultant.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journals:
Barcelona Review
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Fence
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Translation

Journals:
BOMB Magazine, a story by Patricio Pron, translated from the Spanish
;
Brooklyn Rail, a story by Patricio Pron, translated from the Spanish
;
Chicago Review, a story by Nona Fernández, translated from the Spanish
;
Threepenny Review, a story by Patricio Pron, translated from the Spanish
;
Two Lines, a story by Patricio Pron, translated from the Spanish
;
Two Lines, a poem by Gustavo Barrera Calderón, translated from the Spanish
Prizes won: 

National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, 2016

 

contact: www.kathleenheil.net/contact

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Fluent in: 
German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Last update: May 30, 2020