Jeffrey Hecker

Poem of the Week: Meg Ronan

July 11, 2014
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EPITHALAMION FOR OUTLAWS: ACE HIPORST

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Poem of the Week: Erik Richardson

June 30, 2014
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Forth from the intersecting origin

Each number is newly born/and ages as it goes/this is the realm of the rich/and the shallow, an empty quadrant/where they think they exist

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Poem of the Week: Tony Mancus

June 24, 2014
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The people who I love are growing infections. They florally reconstitute. I am wishing their stamens. I am unconscious. What lips these flowers will vaunt.

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Poem of the Week: Nikki Wallschlaeger

June 6, 2014
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Sonnet 3, 10, 15

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Krampus Navidad

December 24, 2013
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On the thirteenth day of Christmas, your true love returns the partridge in a pear tree, / buys cashmere, hires the Cajun she’s philandering to murder you.

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Rutherford, New Jersey’s Secret Post-Office: a review of John Gosslee’s Blitzkrieg

October 10, 2013
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A fascinating hybrid of new locale poems and an impressive supplemental memoir. 

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Bluebells Don’t Grow in the Holy Land: an interview with Lisa A. Flowers

April 25, 2013
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The title, diatomhero, is an anagram of the bible’s “I am the door”, a statement that comes full circle in the book’s final image, and applies just as much to Christ as it does to Janus. To open the doors of all myths and religions, to ‘let’ their darkness, (un)like bloodletting.

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The Mimic Sea

January 10, 2013
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She took her sweet time, I suspect, in order to release something rare, special, and dangerous — a finished book.

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Won’t the Trees Be Tall Again If We Climb Again

May 3, 2012
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A review of Fast Animal by Tim Seibles

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