Kathleen Heil is a writer, translator, and dancer. Her poems, stories, essays, and translations appear in The New Yorker, The Collagist, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Guardian, Fence, Two Lines, and many other publications. Born and raised in the New Orleans area, 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. As a dancer, Heil has worked with various artists in the U.S. and Europe and performed her own choreography in New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Madrid, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sturgis Foundation, among others, she lives and works in Berlin as a freelance writer, editor, and translator from German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and French.

photo: moyastrela; Berlin.