Jennifer Michael Hecht Bio
Jennifer Michael Hecht’s first poetry book, The Next Ancient World (Tupelo Press, 2001), won several awards including the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award (2002). She published two history books in 2003, Doubt: A History (HarperCollins), a study of religious doubt all over the world, throughout time; and The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology (Columbia University Press). Hecht’s poetry has appeared in Poetry, The Partisan Review, Ms. Magazine, Barrow Street, and other journals, and in such anthologies as The Best American Poetry 1999 (Scribners), Poems to Live by in Uncertain Times (Beacon, 2001), and Poetry Daily (Sourcebooks, 2003). Her poetry has also been featured several times on Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac on NPR and in his anthology, Good Poems (Viking/Penguin, 2002). She lives in the East Village of NYC with her husband, John, and her son, Max.
Some links of interest:
Speaking of Faith | A History of Doubt with Jennifer Michael Hecht
Jennifer Michael Hecht
NPR : 'Doubt: A History'