Billy Collins (the popular two-time Poet Laureate of the U.S.) described the book this way:
“Ovid himself might have taken notice of this volume. It’s one thing to turn a woman into a tree, another more advanced thing to transform fifty frames of the Zapruder film into as many sonnets. Limousine, Midnight Blue is a radical display of poetry’s ability to freeze time, to catch fugitive-and here, disputed-moments in the amber of form”.
The text is enriched by the author’s deep acquaintance with the sources of the Western tradition. A translator of Sophocles and Plato, Jamey Hecht has written on the disaster of 11-22-63 in the pages of Counterpunch, Media Monitors Network, Global Outlook, The Kennedy Assassination Chronicles, and www.fromthewilderness.com, where he was Senior Staff Writer from 2003 to 2006. Hecht has spoken at conferences of both J.F.K. Lancer and C.O.P.A. (the Coalition on Political Assassinations), and edited the books Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Michael C. Ruppert, and Someone Would Have Talked: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Conspiracy to Mislead History by Larry Hancock. Hecht has taught world literature at various universities on both coasts, and his poetry and prose have been published in a wide variety of scholarly journals and literary magazines. He earned his Ph.D. in literature at Brandeis University (1995), where he studied poetry with Frank Bidart, Allen Grossman, and Mary Baine Campbell. Dr. Hecht’s position regarding 11-22 is essentially that of theologian James W. Douglass in his heartbreaking, insightful, and well-documented recent book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Orbis Books, 2008).
LINKS: The Kennedy Withdrawal From Vietnam
ExitStrategy (James K. Galbraith)
The Kennedy Assassination and the Vietnam War (Peter Dale Scott)
1963 Vietnam Withdrawal Plans (Mary Ferrell)
JCS File 1963: 8th SecDef Conference on Vietnam: May 6, 1963, pp. 6, 7 USG)
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (James Douglass)