Welcome to the Blue Heron Speaks feature for January 2016! Take a brief break from writing up your New Year’s resolution list (or procrastinating creating a list), to breathe deeply, and read a few poems by Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). About twice a year, I like to offer samplings of work from past voices, whose writing still casts light in our world from the next realm. It gives me a little more time to line up the next 3 months of featured, contemporary poets, but it also allows for a time of reflection. Winter, for many of us, is a time of solitude, when the cold chill brings us inside the hearth a bit more. It is also a time to appreciate voices from the past, who may have some wisdom to share. I will let the poems of Wallace Stevens speak for themselves. Whether you remember studying Stevens previously, or if this is your initial foray into his verse, I invite you to stop, rest, and stay awhile. Perhaps, read a past issue of Blue Heron Review, while you’re here, too. Enjoy!
Visit the Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author page to read 3 poems by Wallace Stevens.
Happy New Year from Blue Heron Review!
Your presence makes a difference. What will you do with the beauty of words this year? Your participation in life is required.
Cristina M. R. Norcross, Founding Editor
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