Meredith Heller is a performing poet and singer/songwriter with a graduate degree in writing and education and a teaching credential for high school English. 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 CA Poet in the Schools, and a Poetry Out Loud coach, she teaches poetry and creative writing classes, coaches private voice and songwriting, leads MoonTribe, a Write of Passage Nature Program for teen girls, and hosts Siren Song, a women’s singer/songwriter night. Her poetry collection, entitled Songlines, is being published by Finishing Line Press and will be out July 2019. Her work has appeared numerous times in Rebelle Society and We’Moon, and in 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.
About This Blog
What’s left when we boil it all down to the essence? Bones. What’s the foundation and the underlying structure upon which we flesh out ourselves and our poetry? Bones. No bones about it; the hip bone’s connected to the heart-bone! And synchronicity, I live by it! If magic connections aren’t happening, it’s time for me to re-tune by being in nature, writing, singing, dancing ~ to plug myself back into the universal flow and remember myself as part of the hum of all life.
So how do we live poetic lives? We boil ourselves down the essence, down the bones of being until we taste our own essence, feel what truly matters to us, what moves us, and from this knowing, we share ourselves. Every experience in my life, from the glorious to the painful is the soul-food by which I learn and grow, trust and open. I have navigated the darkness and returned with courage, wisdom, and playfulness to share.