heidi andrea restrepo rhodes is a queer, Colombian/Latinx, poet, artist, scholar, & activist. Her poetry collection The Inheritance of Haunting was selected by Ada Limón for the 2018 Letras Latinas Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize for a first book for a Latina/o/x poet & was published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2019.


A Spring 2021 Yale University Mellon Arts and Practitioners Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; a 2019 CantoMundo Fellow, and 2018 VONA alum, her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry, Academy of American Poets, As/Us, Raspa, Feminist Studies, NatBrut, & Foglifter, among other places. She was a finalist for the Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, a semi-finalist for the 2017 92-Y/Unterburg Poetry Center Discovery Contest, and a quarter-finals judge for the 2017 Youth Speaks/Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam Competition. Born in Arizona, and raised in California, she currently lives in Cleveland. 


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