Worcester State University Professor of English Heather Treseler, a woman with chin-length brown hair and wearing a blue dress, stands in the stacks of the library, holding a book

Treseler Poem Featured in the Harvard Review

September 13, 2017
By: Worcester State University News

A poem by Heather Treseler associate professor of English, appears in the Harvard Review and was recently featured as part of the prestigious literary journal’s permanent online archive. The poem and a portrait of Treseler have been placed prominently on the front page of the current online edition.

The poem, “Sappho: Redoubt with Refrain,” is from Treseler’s manuscript-in-progress entitled “Pantheon,” which re-imagines Ancient Greek mythologies and personae. Treseler plans to complete the manuscript during her sabbatical this spring as a visiting research associate at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center.
“Since Harvard Review publishes a very small percentage of its annual submissions, I’m honored to appear there,” she said, in an email announcing the poem’s Harvard Review showcase.

Treseler’s poems and essays have appeared in many local, regional and national publications including Boston Review, Iowa Review, Missouri Review, Notre Dame Review, Pleiades, Boulevard, and Southern Poetry Review. She also is the author of chapters in four books about postwar American poetry. In 2016, she received the Frank O’Hara Prize, and is considered an expert on acclaimed poet Elizabeth Bishop, who was born in Worcester.

Her work has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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