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)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Publications 2011-2012

To the Stars Through Difficulty: A Kansas Regna of 150 Poets 2012

Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City writers 2012
The Previous Owner

Dr. MacDougall's Twenty-One Grams

Wilderness House Literary Review July 2012
After Sixty Years
Box of Rocks
Castle Rock, Kansas
Button Jar
My Good Intention

The Frontier
In Suburbia
Make Way
On the Prairie
see urbanculturesstrudeioresidents.wordpress.com for information on launch and The Frontier Project

I-70 Review
Sept 2012

Tallgrass Voices
Kansas Rides
Take 2
Visions from the backseat window

Main Street Rag
Spring 2012

Kansas Voices Contest
Honorable Mention
The Minute Hand Fell Off My Clock
reception May 7th, Winfield Ks 

Prairie Schooner
The Previous Owner
Fall 2011

Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry
because a seed landed here
Visions from the Backseat Window
January 2011
July 2011
Nature's Callings
July 2012

Flint Hills Review
Fall 2012