Heather Lanier

Heather Lanier is the author of the poetry collection, Psalms of Unknowing (Monkfish Publishing 2023) as well as the memoir, Raising a Rare Girl (Penguin Press 2020), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Sun, The Atlantic, Longreads, McSweeney’s, TIME, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Rowan University, and her TED talk has been viewed three million times. You can subscribe to her Substack, The Slow Take, for free. Find her on Instagram @heatherklanier and on Facebook @heatherkirnlanier.