Richard Manly Heiman


Grass Valley, CA

Author's Bio


Richard Manly Heiman lives in the pines on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada in northeastern California—the “Gold Country.” He works as an English and history teacher and writes when the kids are at recess. He is inspired by mountain meadows, cinnamon bears and haunted sugar pine stands. He’ll sometimes sit on a lightning blasted stump at 4200 feet for hours, just to listen. Richard has been published by Rattle, Christian Century, Cowboy Poetry Press, Spiritus (Johns Hopkins U.), and elsewhere. He is a two time Pushcart nominee and his website URL is 



Publications & Prizes

After the Pause
Allegro Poetry Magazine
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Sonic Boom
Prizes won: 

Rattle Ekphrastic Monthly


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Shakespeare Dante Homer
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Last update: Jul 23, 2020