About John Heckman Wright

John Heckman Wright lives and works in Chicago, IL with his husband Brandon. John received a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky in 2001, where he was awarded the Dantzler-Farquhar Prize for Poetry, and an MFA Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. He is currently at work on his first book-length project and DJs in his spare time.


The Reverend in his quick, excited tongue, proclaims the end times are near.  Every headline becomes an affirmation and a warning.  As his excitement grows, he slams his fists on the lectern, stomps across the stage, his pacing accelerates in volume and pitch, until his vaulted voice builds to a battle cry of fire, brimstone, and redemption. The congregation nods their heads, stoically looking to their sleepy Bibles.  Few follow the Reverend’s sermon, but all agree with its immanence. A … Read on…