Heather Green

Heather Green

Heather Green

Assistant Professor

Heather Green's poems have appeared in AGNI, Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, Phoebe, the New Yorker, and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in the Bennington Review. 

Her translation of Tristan Tzara's Noontimes Won, published in June of 2018 by Octopus Books, was the recipient of the Hemingway Prize from the French Ministry of Culture. Her translation of Tzara's Guide to the Heart Rail was released in 2017 in a limited-run art edition by Goodmorning Menagerie. Her translations of Tzara's work have appeared in AsymptoteOpen Letters MonthlyPoetry International, and several anthologies, including the recent In the Shape of a Human Body I Am Visiting the Earth, from McSweeneys Press.

She holds an MA in literature from University of Nebraska and an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from Boston University.

Current Research

Poetry collection: No Other Rome

Translation of Tristan Tzara's poetry collection: Where the Wolves Drink 

Selected Publications


Blackbox Manifold: “How the Little Bear Reflected Light”

The New Yorker: “I was reading up on my Hellenic math”

Everyday Genius: "The Half God Appears"

Sixth Finch: “A Stranger Forest than You” and “I Have Seen the Future”

AGNI online: “the monocle is a circle the eye is a circle

Translations of Tristan Tzara's Poems

Asymptote: “Snatched from the River,” “Civil War Song,” “Cash on the Nail,” and “On the Threshold” 

Blackbox Manifold:  “Villains”

Selected Reviews (by HG)

KGB Lit Mag: Review of The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto.

Open Letters Monthly: “Water Lily Mud.” Review of Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Poetics of Place, Ed. Elizabeth Willis.

Interview (by GMU Alum Holly Mason) 

On UA Poetry Center's blog

About Tzara's Noontimes Won

Review by Olivia Lott, in the Kenyon Review online

Recommendation by Robert Pinsky, in Ploughshares


Courses Taught

English 201: Reading and Writing about Texts

English 302H: Advanced Composition, Humanities

English 396: Introduction to Creative Writing

English 397: Poetry Writing

English 391: Forms of Poetry

English 494: Advanced Poetry Writing

English 497/608: Introduction to Literary Translation