The May 2017 Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author is Hedy Habra

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of Blue Heron Speaks! We are delighted to feature the work of poet, Hedy Habra this month, author of Under Brushstrokes (Press 53, 2015), Tea in Heliopolis (Press 53, 2013), and Flying Carpets (Interlink, 2013). With polished pearl language, Habra invites us to walk with her into the forest to collect insights, create connections, and develop a greater awareness of ourselves and the natural world. Her narratives are dream-like and rich with detail. These are poems which transport the reader to different realms. Open the door to each poem and discover for yourself.

Please visit the Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author page of our site to read 3 sample poems by Hedy Habra and to learn more about her books.

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Hedy Habra has authored two poetry collections, Under Brushstrokes, finalist for the USA Best Book Award and the International Poetry Book Award, and Tea in Heliopolis, winner of the USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Poetry Book Award. Her story collection, Flying Carpets, won the Arab American National Book Award’s Honorable Mention and was finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. A recipient of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Awards, she was a six-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her work appears in Cimarron Review, The Bitter Oleander, Blue Fifth Review, Cider Press ReviewDrunken Boat, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Gargoyle, Nimrod, Poet Lore, World Literature Today, and Verse Daily. Habra has a passion for painting and teaches Spanish at Western Michigan University. Her website is

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