Today's poem is "Light Speed"
from Krakatoa Picnic

Hedgerow Books

James Heflin's poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Conduit, and other journals, and his fiction has appeared in Cafe Irreal, The Golden Key, and others. He is a two-time Massachusetts Cultural Council grant recipient, and holds an MA from Hollins College and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was for some years the arts editor of The Valley Advocate, editor of Preview Massachusetts, and features writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette. He lives in Western Massachusetts.

Books by James Heflin:

Other poems on the web by James Heflin:
Three poems

James Heflin's Website.

James Heflin on Facebook.

About Krakatoa Picnic:

"It is rare to read a book of poems and not a single one is directly autobiographical. To this I say: Yaaaay! Paradoxically, all poems are autobiographical: they reveal what the poet loves, fears, hates, has lost, etc. This is what a reader gets from James Heflin’s powerful and highly original poems: a man with eyes wide open, in all his joy, all his despair. You read life, not about life, but life."
—Thomas Lux

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