Introducing my latest book, released June 2019.
From the Circle:
Poetry • Prose • Art
The philosophy of the Tatanka Oyate (Buffalo People) that we all have a place in The Circle is reflected in this collection of sculptures, poems, and prose.
From the Circle is an accounting of how Richard Heller sees his connection to everything.
"Authentic and inspiring, From the Circle resonates with Richard Heller’s devotion to creating meaning from his life experiences. Readers are fortunate to have such an insightful, honest, wonderfully entertaining guide through those experiences."
— Holly Prado, Poet
Author of Oh, Salt/Oh, Desiring Hand
"Hephaestus, the spirit of fire, and of sculptors, artisans, and blacksmiths, informs Richard Heller’s From the Circle. Along with pen and computer, his tools are forges and welders, anvils and fire. He fashions the light into sculptures. He turns it into poems, stories, a novel. For forty years he hammered the light into shoes for horses in his long career as a farrier. All these are parts of the circle that is Richard’s life.
Heller’s prose, poetry and sculptures tell his life’s story of hooves, fire, travel, and of an extraordinary life lived with honesty, passion and humility."
— Phoebe MacAdams, Author of
The Large Economy of the Beautiful: New and Selected Poems