• Master of Arts in Literature, The University of Houston – Clear Lake, May 2016
  • Graduate Women’s Studies Certificate, The University of Houston – Clear Lake, May 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, The University of Houston – Clear Lake, May 2012


Writing Achievements

  • Pushcart Prize Nomination, Poetry, Blue Hour Press, 2013
  • Featured Poet on Freshly Pressed, “Rooftops,” WordPress, 2013
  • Featured Speaker, “Inequality in the Contact Zone,” University of Houston – Clear Lake Student Conference, 2012

Editing Experience

  • Co-editor, Monozygotic | Codependent by Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Blue Hour Press, 2015
  • Co-editor, archipelagos by Michael Passafiume, Blue Hour Press, 2015
  • Co-editor, The Blue Hour Anthology III, Blue Hour Press, 2014
  • Co-editor,  The Catastrophe of my Personality by Corey Mesler, Blue Hour Press, 2014
  • Co-editor, Approximate Tuesday by Susie Sweetland, Blue Hour Press, 2013


  • “Heather Minette’s writing is like a map of dreams that remain grounded in her own honest admission of vulnerabilities. Her delicate words are carried in a balled up fist full of emotion that she willingly exposes to the reader. She is vulnerable, courageous and writes with her gut.” – Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Editor of Red Paint Hill Publishing
  • “Heather Minette writes poems of discovery through love and travel. In Rooftops and Other Poems, she imbues the faraway and familiar with the sparkle of imagination and a searching precision. This unique book enchants and strikes the reader with deep human feeling. Uncover her journey for yourself.” – John Swain, Author of White Vases
  • “I read Rooftops and Other Poems last night and this morning and will re-read it again because it is just that type of book that you want to go back to, particularly the poems that spoke to me. Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) says that a real writer cuts open a vein and bleeds with every word. Heather Minette does just that. It is often hard for writers to let loose and share intricate emotions, as their guard turns up and says ‘no, don’t say that,’ but Heather said it anyway and it is brilliant.” – Sue Mayfield Geiger, Author of Gibbons Street








  1. “Writers Full Stipend Application-Feb 11 call, Spain”
    Candidates are asked to send*:

    a 7 page sample of your work (i.e. completed poems, prose, plays or scripts).
    a cover letter introducing yourself and short summary of the project/work planned for the residency period.
    Resume / Curriculum Vitae
    Please, e-mail applications to canserrat@jazzivins.com, with ref:

    *There is no official application form.

  2. Howdy. I just wanted to tell you that I really love your blog. Your writing means a lot to me and I read and shar it with my girlfriend and friends whenever I have time. Your writing is greatly appreciated. I write a bit, not much. Its scattered between my pictures and random shit on my tumblr myhandmadehymnal.tumblr.com If you ever read it let me know what you think. I could always use someone as skilled as you to give me some good critique. Thanks again, Michael.

    1. Michael, thank you so much for reading and sharing my work. It means so much to me that it means a lot to you. I checked out your tumblr and saw all sorts of wonderful things, but I couldn’t find any of your writing. If you get a chance, you can send it to me directly at dearheatherminette@gmail.com. I’d love to read it. Again, thank you for your message and for your support.

  3. Heather, it’s such a pleasure to read your poems. And thank you for selecting a couple of mine for The Blue Hour. Cheers, Dan

    1. Thank you so much, Dan. It’s a pleasure to read your poems too and we are lucky to have your work.

      1. Thanks for saying that. I feel very fortunate.

  4. also nice…………

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