Poem by Heather Sellers Featured
Online by "Poetry Daily"
Posted May 13, 2003
HOLLAND -- A poem by Dr. Heather Sellers of the
Hope College English faculty was featured on the "Poetry
Daily" Web site on Saturday, May 10.
The site presented "Being from Orlando" from her
book of poetry "Drinking Girls and Their Dresses," published
by Ahsahta Press in November. The poem will be available
for the next year on the archive section of the site,
located at www.poems.com
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Dr. Sellers is an associate professor of English,
and has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1995. She
was born in Orlando, Fla., and earned her bachelor's,
master's and doctorate at Florida State University, in 1985,
1988 and 1992 respectively.
Her stories and poems have been published in many
journals and magazines, including "New Stories from the
South," "Five Points," "Alaska Quarterly Review" and "Sonora
Review," and have received numerous awards and honors. She
won an Academy of American Poets Award in 1992.
Sellers was one of only 41 writers nationally to
receive a National Endowment for the Arts grant for 2000-02
to create original work or translate work. The collection
of stories that she completed through the grant, "Georgia
Under Water," was named a finalist in the 2002 "Patterson
Fiction Prize" competition and in 2001 was recognized in the
"Discover Great New Writers" program of Barnes & Noble
Her publications also include "Never Told Me," a
collection of stories. Her first children's book, "Spike
and Cubby: Ice Cream Island Adventure!," is forthcoming
from Henry Holt. She is currently working on a novel, "The
Plain and Simple Truth," a sequel to "Georgia Under Water."