Heather Quinn is a poet living in San Francisco and is drawn equally to life’s light and shadows. She is awed by that unnamable and indestructible force that burns brighter than shame. She loves the act of layering memory, imagination, images, the visceral and spiritual into her work, and often thinks of writing as collage-making. She has been published in Burning House Press, Ghost City Review, Minnesota Review, Zoetic Press’ Nonbinary Review, Prometheus Dreaming, Raw Art Review, West Marin Review, among others. She is a founding member of a peer-led poetry workshop, which has been meeting regularly since 2002. She spends her free time mining for words that are so alive they beat in time with her pulse, then whispering them into her husband’s ear.