Poet, wilderness ranger, artist, and wanderer, Heidi Blankenship is a native of Utah but currently resides among the creosote and saguaro in Southeast Arizona. She is the author of Memorizing Shadows: Inspiration from the Arizona Trail (Shanti Arts Publishing 2017), a compilation of poetry and artwork from her Arizona Trail thru-hike. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Manifest West and Utah Life, and is forthcoming in the anthology A Walk with Nature: Poetic Encounters that Nourish the Soul.

Find her website at heidibug.com.