I write

I write to breathe, to try and stop time from tripping on down the trail and around the bend without me, to give the descriptions and wandering wonderings in my head a place to curl up for a while and just be.



Jamie Lynn Heller uses poetry as her caffeine (and she needs a lot to keep up with her life of teaching, parenting, wife-ing, daughtering, aunting, neighboring, writing, and other -ings ). Her book Buried in the Suburbs was published in 2018 (Woodley Press) and received the 2019 Notable KS Book Award. Her chapbook Domesticated was published in 2015 (Finishing Line Press). She has work accepted or published at Prairie Schooner, Tule Review, Noctua Review, Gargoyle, Earth’s Daughters, Whistling Shade, The Main Street Rag, Iodine Poetry Journal, Flint Hills Review, I-70 review, Blueline, and others.

To order:

Domesticated. Poetry From Around the House

Buried in the Suburbs (2019 Kansas Notable Book)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Starting Again

Summer 2009 - I started writing Poetry again.  This was the one that came first:

A Little Poem

It’s just a little poem
            A little poem
Nothing to be afraid of
Nothing to run from
            Just some words
Wanting to come out and play
            Just a little poem
            A little poem
Nothing to be afraid of