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Heidi Van Horn is a poet who takes lots of photographs. She is the author of Belated Poem, a book-length sequence of text + image diptychs mapping intimate distance, forthcoming from Drop Leaf Press later this year. She is co-authoring, with David Makaaha Kwon, House of David, a poetic assemblage exploring the personal and political geography of mass incarceration. She is also editing OXALIS Volume 2: With/Stand for Drop Leaf Press.

Heidi received her BA in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Poetry from San Francisco State University. She has worked as the assistant director of the UC Berkeley Public Service Center and co-clerked the diversity committee at the San Francisco Friends School. She currently serves as a youth justice mentor for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and lives in San Francisco with her three children.