Jamey Hecht


Brooklyn, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Jamey Adam Hecht, PhD, PsyD, LMFT is a licensed psychoanalyst in private practice in Brooklyn, NY, and a member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) in Los Angeles. Hecht has a PhD in English and American Literature from Brandeis University (1995), and a Psy.D. in Psychoanalysis from NCP (2019). He has published over a dozen scholarly articles in academic journals of psychology, literary criticism, and history, and is the author of five books to date: Plato’s Symposium: Eros and the Human Predicament (Twayne,1999); a translation with commentary, Sophocles’ Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus (Wordsworth Editions, 2005); Bloom’s How To Write About Homer (Chelsea, 2010); and two books of poetry. Limousine, Midnight Blue (Red Hen Press, 2009) is fifty elegies for President Kennedy. In 2019, International Psychoanalytic Books published Jamey Hecht's second poetry collection, Dodo Feathers: Poems 1989 - 2019.

Publications & Prizes

The Hecht Prize Anthology 2005-2009 (Waywiser Press, 2011)
Limousine, Midnight Blue (Red Hen Press, 2009)
American Journal of Poetry
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Blue Monday Review
Free Inquiry
Hiram Poetry Review
Isotope: Journal of Nature and Science Writing
Marsh Hawk Review
November 3rd Club
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River City
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Tupelo Press Poetry Project (online)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Some living favorites: Carl Phillips, Louise Gluck, Ta-Nihisi Coates, Nick Flynn, Teju Cole, Owen Renik, Peter Rudnytsky, James W. Douglass, Oliver Taplin, Ha Jin, Mark Solms, Kristoff Koch, Iain McGilchrist, Robert Karen, Clive Finlayson, Peter Dale Scott, Michael Heffernan, Yannis Varoufakis, Mark Halliday.
What I'm reading now: 
The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist, Poetics of Religious Experience: The Islamic Context by Aziz Esmail, A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Lisa Pease

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Born in: 
Glen Cove, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Baldwin, NY
New York
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Last update: Aug 09, 2021