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, counseling, 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)

Sunday, April 25, 2021

 It has been awhile since I've had a chance to "get out there" and share my writing, but I've been invited to an online FB reading May 4th with SpoFest.  I'm very excited to join this community and listen to other poets.  I've found, when my writing has slowed, listening to others seems to call my own words up again.  It's always a gift to listen.

Feel free to join us May 4th 2020 at 7:00 on Facebook Live at:  FB event page:


"See" you then!