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. Her chapbook, ephemeral won the 2022 Lorca Latinx Poetry Prize and will be published in 2023 by EcoTheo Collective.
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. She wants to swim with you in the raucous and joyful possibilities of crip poetics and abolition dreams, and currently lives and teaches in Gabrielino Tongva land in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills of southern California.