Jane Heidgerd
2011 New York Senior Poet Laureate

Jane Heidgerd, 54, lives in Rhinebeck. She is a newcomer to the SPL contests. She is known as the Hudson Valley Hero for playing an important role in connecting Scenic Hudson with local writers and the neighboring academic community. She is a Poet, Design Office Manager, Musician, and Holder of the Key to Poets’ Walk Park, Red Hook, New York. Details at Poets' Walk Park . Jane’s sun sign is Aries.


is a great delicacy, but not easy
coming at each other from the sides
like crabs on the beach
frames racking in the reach
the closer we get
the harder it is to see
and the kiss
all the more necessary

Jane Heidgerd