Founder & Editor
informal Plath scholar
Aries sun; Capricorn moon and rising
Heather Bartel writes hybrid essays, poetry, fiction, one-act plays, and old-fashioned letters. She holds a BA in English from Webster University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Beyond writing and editing, her projects include shooting a tarot-inspired Polaroid series, collecting rocks and houseplants, making collages, and practicing yoga and emotive dance aerobics. Heather calls Columbia, MO home.
EXIT THE BODY, forthcoming in May 2024 by Split/Lip Press
"MURMURATIONS (II): MIRRORS," Heavy Feather Review, Volume 13, 2023
"STILL LIFE," Leavings, Issue 4, 2023
"TRAJECTORIES," Birdcoat Quarterly, Issue 13, 2023
"REFLECTION," Fence, Issue 40, 2023
"YET THE PHANTOM WAS PART OF THE FLOWER," Miracle Monocle, Issue 19, 2022
"THE KNIFE SPEAKS," Grimoire, Issue 10, 2022
"MURMURATIONS (I): FIRST MEMORY OF BIRDS," MAYDAY, 2021
"FLOAT," Qu, Issue 12, 2020
We break mirrors inside of each other/to see again.
--Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Seeing the Body