Jeffrey Hecker

Krampus Navidad

by Jeffrey Hecker Poetry and Poetics
Thumbnail image for Krampus Navidad

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.

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

by Jeffrey Hecker Reviews & Interviews
Thumbnail image for Rutherford, New Jersey’s Secret Post-Office: a review of John Gosslee’s Blitzkrieg

A fascinating hybrid of new locale poems and an impressive supplemental memoir. 

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

by Jeffrey Hecker Reviews & Interviews
Thumbnail image for Bluebells Don’t Grow in the Holy Land: an interview with Lisa A. Flowers

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.

The Mimic Sea

by Jeffrey Hecker Reviews & Interviews
Thumbnail image for The Mimic Sea

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

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

by Jeffrey Hecker Reviews & Interviews
Thumbnail image for Won’t the Trees Be Tall Again If We Climb Again

A review of Fast Animal by Tim Seibles