About Me

Georgia Heard received the 2023 Excellence in Poetry for Children Award which honors a living American poet for their aggregate work for children ages 3-13 https://bit.ly/3iL8jlh

Georgia Heard received her M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University. She is a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project where she offered professional development in writing to hundreds of teachers, and taught writing in classrooms and schools in the New York City area for ten years. Georgia Heard is also the founder of The Poet’s Studio and has taught writing at Poet’s House, Teachers College, Columbia University, Gothenburg University, and in schools around the world.

She currently travels around the United States, and the world, giving keynotes and writing workshops in schools and conferences.

She is the author of 19 books Her most recent poetry book & journal is A Field Guide to the Heart: Poems of Love, Comfort & Hope (co-authored with Rebecca Kai Dotlich), and an anthology of poetry The Woman In This Poem: Women’s Voices in Poetry. She is also the author of several children’s poetry books including her newest My Thoughts Are Clouds: Poems for Mindfulness (Macmillan) and Boom! Bellow! Bleat! Animal Poems for Two Or More Voices (Boyds Mills Press). She has served on the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award committee, and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry Committee. She is the inventor of Heart Maps® and lives with her family and dog in South Florida.

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