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Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes

Bio

Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes is a queer, second-generation Colombian immigrant, poet, artist, scholar, and activist. Her creative work has been published, exhibited, and performed in As/Us, Pank, Raspa, Word Riot, Feminist Studies, Huizache, the National Queer Arts Festival, The Sick Collective, the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, SomArts, and Galería de la Raza, among other places. She was a semi-finalist for the 2017 92-Y/Unterburg Poetry Center Discovery Contest, and a semi-finals judge for the 2017 Youth Speaks/Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam Competition. Her manuscript 'The Inheritance of Haunting' was awarded the 2018 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, and was published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2019. Born in Arizona, and raised in California, she currently lives in Brooklyn.