Gloria Heffernan’s Exploring Poetry of Presence (Back Porch Productions) won the 2021 Central New York Book Award for Nonfiction. She also won the 2022 Naugatuck River Review’s Narrative Poetry Prize. Gloria is the author of the poetry collection What the Gratitude List Said to the Bucket List (New York Quarterly Books) and the chapbooks Some of Our Parts (Finishing Line Press) and Hail to the Symptom (Moonstone Press). Her work has appeared in over 100 publications including the anthology Poetry of Presence (vol. 2). Her upcoming collection, Animal Grace, won the 2023 Keystone Chapbook Prize from Seven Kitchens Press.
Gloria teaches at the YMCA’s Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse NY. She conducts workshops on a variety of topics including Poetry as a Spiritual Practice. She lives in Syracuse with her husband and fellow traveler, Jim, and their dog Rosie.
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Paperback: 67 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (July 19, 2023)
Grayson Chapbook Competition (Finalist, 2020)