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Heather Macpherson
Full-time Temporary Faculty
508-929-8712 hmacpherson@worcester.edu
Faculty Member's Office
304J, Sullivan Building
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Areas of Expertise


As a practitioner of the essay and poem, my scholarly interests continue to reside in the history of the essay through its contemporary poeticized and experimental forms. Currently, my research is focusing on the bifurcation of metaphor. In addition, I also remain dedicated to examinations of the human-animal relationship and its use and function in literature. Finally, I love teaching and reading student work!

New England College (In-Progress)
Creative Nonfiction & Poetry
Service Projects
Southborough Public Library
Since 2016, I have provided poetry writing workshops and seminars to Southborough Public Library community. These no-cost workshops and seminars provide patrons, and myself, with time spent writing poems, reading the creative and critical work of others and engaging in conversations on and about poetry. I try to schedule and offer two workshops/seminars per semester including the summer months.

Research At A Glance

Flat Lands and Mountain Places

Flat Lands and Mountain Places

In brief, I am currently working on a double-portrait memoir of my grandmother and myself that centers on place and identity.