Heflin received Massachusetts Cultural Council artist grants for poetry in 2012 and 2004, and has published in journals including Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Conduit, Anti-, Parcel, and Petrichor Machine and in the anthology Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English.
Heflin studied poetry at UMass-Amherst, where he received an MFA.
Heflin studied fiction writing at Hollins University, where he received an MA. He primarily writes science fiction.
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