Kathleen Heil is a writer, choreographer, and performer. Her poems, stories, essays, and translations appear in The New Yorker, Fence, Make, The Threepenny Review, and other journals. Originally from New Orleans, Heil studied Dance, Art History, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University and the University of Edinburgh, Italian at the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy, and holds a Master’s degree in Creación Literaria from the Escuela Contemporánea de Humanidades in Madrid as well as an MFA in Creative Writing & Translation from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, where she also taught writing and dance. A former member of Dance Arizona Repertory Theatre, Heil has collaborated with various artists in the U.S. and Europe and performed her own choreography in New York, Helsinki, San Francisco, Berlin, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Omi, and the Sturgis Foundation, among others, she lives and works in Berlin.

photo: moyastrela; Berlin.