Meredith Heller is a published poet and performing singer/songwriter with graduate degrees in writing and education. In Boulder, CO, she taught at-risk and gifted youth. In Marin County, CA, she owned and taught at Mount Tam Music Together, a music and movement education program for children. Currently, a California Poet in the Schools and a Poetry Out Loud coach, she teaches poetry writing workshops, coaches private voice & songwriting, teaches music & movement classes for preschoolers, leads MoonTribe, a Write of Passage Nature Program for teen girls, and hosts Siren Song, a women’s singer/songwriter night.
Her poetry collection, Songlines, is being published by Finishing Line Press and will be out July 2019. Her work has appeared in Rebelle Society, Quiet Lightning, We’Moon, The Aquarian, Avocet, and Women, Their Names, & The Stories They Tell. Her poetic essay entitled, “Why I Write” has inspired artists and educators worldwide. Her music has been played in art exhibits, a film and theater program, and her song “Little Boy Blue” received honorable mention in American Songwriter magazine. A nature-girl who spent fifteen summers solo backpacking, she hikes the trails daily. She is mused by nature, synchronicity, and kindred souls.
How do we bring our poetry to life? How do we live poetic lives? We boil ourselves down to the very bones of being until we taste our own essence, feel what truly matters and moves us, and from this knowing, we share ourselves. Every experience in my life, from the glorious to the painful is the soulfood by which I learn and grow, trust and open. I have navigated my own darkness and returned with courage, wisdom, and playfulness to share. May this journal inspire you to feel deeply and speak your truth.