'a wafer of time I should tell you

my sister is Lana Del Rey my sister

is Audrey Hepburn who generously

haunts us into ripening relation

a sequence of sounds collecting

between us where no words fit'

- Just Let Me Have This by Heather Sweeney, 2018 (p.12).


Heather Sweeney's first poetry collection focuses on the textural, minute details of the self and memory. With a sharp awareness of today's culture and the past, this collection flickers in and out of clarity and dream, of the surreal and the painfully true.


About the Author

Michigan native, Heather Sweeney earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Her poetry has appeared in The Hunger, Expat Press, Bad Pony, Bombay Gin, Summer Stock, Shantih and White Stag. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband and beloved dog, Dexter, where she writes, does visual art and teaches yoga.




Page Numbers: 22

Publication Date: 2018

Genre: Poetry

Cover art and design: Kerry-Anne Mayes - Twitter: @kerryaartwork

Just Let Me Have This by Heather Sweeney