Stefania Heim

She/her, Associate Professor


Pronunciation: Stefania: Ste-FAH-nya, Heim: Sounds like "time"

Stefania Heim is a scholar, translator, poet, editor, and educator. Her teaching and academic work focus on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics and translation studies. Her scholarly essays have appeared or are forthcoming in venues including The Journal of Modern Literature, Textual Practice, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, and 21|19: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth Century Archive. The recipient of a 2019 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is translator of Geometry of Shadows: Giorgio de Chirico’s Italian Poems (A Public Space Books 2019) and de Chirico's posthumous novel, Mr. Dudron (forthcoming). She is also the author of two poetry collections, A Table That Goes On for Miles (Switchback 2014), which was chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy as winner of the Gatewood Prize, and HOUR BOOK  (Ahsahta 2019), chosen by Jennifer Moxley as winner of the Sawtooth Prize. Stefania is a former poetry editor at Boston Review, a founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation, a board member of the Muriel Rukeyser Living Archive, as well as an elected member of the executive committee of the MLA Creative Writing forum and the MLA Delegate Assembly.

Research Interests

  • Poetry
  • Poetics
  • Modernism
  • American Literature
  • Translation
  • Multilingual Writing
  • Experimental Writing
  • Art & Activism
  • Interdisciplinary Literature