Heather Sullivan is a founding member of Ocean State Poets, a nonprofit whose mission is to give voice to Rhode Islanders by conducting workshops and readings across the state. Her chapbook, These Onyx Hours, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Sullivan is the editor of two poetry collections, Butterfly Wings and Poems on Branches, published by Salve Regina University, featuring the works of 75 individuals. She presently serves on the editorial board for Crosswinds Poetry Journal. In 2007, Heather was appointed Assistant Creative Director of The Writers’ Circle, Inc., where she volunteered through 2010. In 2007, Sullivan was a panel judge for Barnes and Noble’s state-wide Maya Angelou High School Poetry Contest.
Heather holds an M.A. in English and won First Place in Writers’ Digest’s 1999 Competition in memoir. Her work has appeared in Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature; 34 Orchard, Balancing the Tides; Where Beach Meets Ocean; The Providence Journal; Newport Life Magazine; and The Origami Poems Project, among others. Her essay, “Compassion,” aired on Rhode Island National Public Radio’s This I Believe series, and she has appeared on several local television programs.
Sullivan lives in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with her daughter, Page Sonnet, and can be reached at www.poetheathersullivan.com.