Jenna Heller is an American-New Zealander currently living in Christchurch, New Zealand. She won the '2020 NZ National Flash Fiction Day' competition, is a featured poet in the 2020 'Canterbury Poets’ Collective' spring series, and sometimes spends her Saturday mornings teaching and learning from the next generation of writers at WRITE ON School for Young Writers. Learn and read more at jennaheller.com
Notes: Inspired by Bill Hammond’s ‘Playing the Drums’ exhibition 2019-2020 at the Christchurch Art Gallery and in particular a piece with the innocuous name Untitled Drawing 1, pencil on paper, 2008. Of all the pieces, it was this small pencil sketch from a private collection that spoke to me the most. Also, ‘the rat-chewed look’ is borrowed from a Bill Hammond bio from the ‘Band of Hope Jug Band’ 1968 LP liner notes.