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 2015-2016

Finishing Line Press
Dec 2015

Whistling Shade
Fall/Winter 2016

Written River
Anchor Me

Diversion Press
Innocence Is
Midwest Advice to Expecting Mothers
Toilet Paper Rolls

Words Dance - online Oct 20 2015
Behind Closed Doors

805 Lit + Art Journal - Online Oct 2015

Mothers Always Write - Online Oct 2015

Wilderness House Literary Review - Oct 1 2015 Online
A Stranger's Hands, Her Hands
Flour Sack Dresses
Hijacked Memories
It's Due
My Father's Sister

Flint Hills Review - Fall 2015
A Mouthful

The Mom Egg - April 2015
I Denied Her

Johnson County Public Library's Poetry Month  - April 2015

Blueline - Summer 2015
Spring Breezes

When the Leaves Thin