- Obituary for Dead Languages, Conjunctions:70
- A Scribe from the Double-House of Life, Conjunctions:72
Heather Altfeld is a poet and essayist. Her first book of poetry, The Disappearing Theatre, won the Poets at Work Book Prize, selected by Stephen Dunn. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s 2017 Robert H. Winner Award and the 2015 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. “Obituary for Dead Languages,” her contribution to Conjunctions:70, Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue, was selected for The Best American Essays 2019. She teaches in the Honors Program at California State University, Chico.