Welcome to the November edition of Blue Heron Speaks! We are proud to shine a spotlight on the work of our featured author, Connie Post. Connie’s voice beckons us to go deeply into her words and images. There is a magic to these subtle lines. We learn what it means to connect with the sacredness of a stranger. We are prompted to engage with nature as our wise mentor. These poems are meant to be read, slowly, and to be enjoyed several times. There are layers of meaning and nuance to uncover here. I hope that you will return to this feature in the month of November, and reflect on how the earth is changing for us – a display of quiet transformation. There is a certain gentleness, of going inward, which autumn invites.
To read two sample poems from Connie Post’s full-length poetry collection, Floodwater (Glass Lyre Press, 2014), please visit the Blue Heron Speaks page on our site.
Connie Post served as Poet Laureate of Livermore, California (2005 to 2009). Her work has appeared in Calyx, The Big Muddy, Comstock Review, Slipstream, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Verse Daily. Her chapbook, And When the Sun Drops, was the 2012 Fall Aurorean’s Editor’s Choice Award. Her work has received praise from Al Young, Ursula LeGuin, and Ellen Bass. She has been short listed for the Jack Kerouac Poetry Prize, The Muriel Craft Bailey awards (Comstock Review), Lois Cranston Memorial Awards (Calyx), Blood Root Literary Magazine, and the Gary Gildner Award (I 70 Review). Her first full length book, Floodwater, was released by Glass Lyre Press in 2014 and won the Lyrebird award. She is the winner of the 2009 Caesura Poetry Award, and most recently, the 2016 Crab Creek Poetry Award.
Floodwater (Glass Lyre Press, 2014)
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