The Winter 2015 Issue of Blue Heron Review is Now Available to Read Online!

(cover art by Jason Iffert)

(cover art by Jason Iffert)

M J Iuppa * Simon Perchik * Arya F Jenkins * Gonzalinho da Costa * Sandra Lindow * Trina Gaynon * Ann Wehrman * Laura Bayless * Bruce Dethlefsen * Ronda Broatch * Pat Wadsworth * Marzelle Robertson * Allison Grayhurst * Joan McNerney * Mary C Rowin * Philip Dacey * Ronnie Hess * Lauren K Carlson * Andrew Albritton * Sarah Rehfeldt * Wendy Thornton * Kiarra Lynn Smith * Chad Hanson * Robert Nordstrom * Tim Gavin * Chris Abbate * Russell Colver * Steven Bucher * Laura Rebecca Payne * Richard Havenga * Sarah Brown Weitzman * John Grey * Yvette A Schnoeker-Shorb * Tim Suermondt * Jeff Burt * Daniel James Sundahl * Sheelonee Banerjee *

Jason Iffert * Sarah Rehfeldt * Jeannie E Roberts * Richard Havenga * Sharon Auberle * Annette L Grunseth * David Seth Smith * Daniel Adams

Please visit the Blue Heron Review Issue 3 Winter/2015 page of this site, to enjoy a selection of poetic offerings and visual art by our contributors.

Winter is often a time of reflection, stillness, and deep silence, as we travel inward and wear the cloak of this quiet season. After reading and re-reading this issue, I notice that there are recurring themes of grief, remembrance, and longing. I hope you will take the time to savor these poems and images. Since we only have 2 issues per year, each collection is full, colorful, and has many voices. Each poem deserves its own spotlight. Memory finds us in the heart of winter and begs us to listen.  Take time out of your day to rest, pull up a chair, and read these beautiful, poignant poems.

With blessings of peace this winter,
Cristina M. R. Norcross
Editor, Blue Heron Review

Simon Perchik is the February 2015 Blue Heron Speaks Featured Poet

Simon Perchik

Welcome to the February Blue Heron Speaks feature! Blue Heron Review is honored to shine a spotlight on the work of author, Simon Perchik, this month. There are some poets who transport you to other times or geographies. There are still other writers who have a rare gift, beckoning the reader to travel within the life of emotion itself. Simon Perchik has this gift. With tender lines and graceful imagery, Perchik invites us to enter a vulnerable world of loss and grief, presented with such beauty, that you cannot help but feel the closeness and warmth of each moment in his poems. Through reading Simon Perchik’s work, we connect to a deep reverence and appreciation for life. Please visit the Blue Heron Speaks page to read three poems from Simon Perchik’s beautiful collection, Almost Rain (River Otter Press, 2013).

Simon Perchik author photo

About Simon Perchik
Simon Perchik
is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Osiris, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). For more information, free e-books and his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at

Almost Rain by Simon Perchik (River Otter Press, 2013)

Simon Perchik Almost Rain book cover