Heidi Greco is a poet, novelist, editor, an arts activist, and an occasional instructor. Her writings have appeared in books, magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States. In 2011, she won Ken Klonsky Award for her novella Shrinking Violets (Quattro, Toronto 2011). A longtime resident of Surrey, she has made valuable contributions to the city’s literary and cultural life; most recently, she successfully initiated Surrey’s Poet Laureate program.
Heidi has just completed three book-length projects, and now, she is expanding the work published in her chapbook A: The Amelia Poems into a full-length manuscript. These poems explore the life of Amelia Earhart and consider various outcomes around what may have happened to her. Heidi is also working on speculative fiction, creating a mostly-recognizable world in the not too distant future where water has become an endangered commodity.
Other titles include Cascadia, a co-operative poem (Leaf Press 2015), Make it True: Poetry from Cascadia (Leaf Press 2015), Igniting the Green Fuse: Four Canadian Women Poets (Above and Beyond Productions, New West, 2012), The Amelia Poems (Lipstick Press 2009), Rattlesnake Plantain (Anvil 2002), and Siren Tattoo: A Poetry Triptych (Anvil 1994).
Heidi’s work has been published in various anthologies, among them: The Revolving CIty: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them, ed. Wayde Compton & Renee Saklikar (Anvil 2015), Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Ooligan, Portland OR 2013), Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia, ed. Susan Musgrave (Mother Tongue 2013), A Verse Map of Vancouver, ed. George McWhirter (Anvil 2009), This poem is sponsored by: Poems in the face of corporate power (Corporate Watch, Oxford UK, 2007), radiant danse uv being: a poetic portrait of bill bissett (Nightwood Editions 2006).
Heidi will be leading an Ekphrastic Poetry workshop at the South Surrey Arts & Rec Centre (20th Avenue) on Saturday, March 26th at 1:30pm. For more info, visit semiahmooarts.com
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At the March 18 gathering of Surrey Muse, Heidi will present a selection of her poems. More information about the event is here: