Obituary for Silence & The Ancestors Remain Unhelpful with the Recent Tide of Events

Heather Altfeld is a poet and essayist. Her first book of poetry, The Disappearing Theatre (Poets at Work, 2016) won the 2015 Poets at Work Prize, selected by Stephen Dunn. Her poems and essays appear in Conjunctions, Narrative MagazinePleiades, Poetry Northwest, the Los Angeles Review, and other literary journals. She currently teaches in the honors program and for the Comparative Religion and Humanities department at California State University–Chico.