The Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author page will be on hiatus until January 2019. Warmest wishes this holiday season from Blue Heron Review!

NOTE: The Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author page will be on a brief hiatus, for the holiday season (until January, 2019). Until then, please feel free to enjoy our beautiful array of past, featured poets. Their literary talents will delight and distract you this holiday season. While others are rushing around and generally busy, grab a nice cup of tea, sit in your favorite comfy chair, and browse our past authors. Each month, since 2013, we have been sharing the work of guest authors. We have plenty of reading material for you! See you in 2019.  Thank you for your readership and support!

Warmest wishes from Blue Heron Review this holiday season. May you be surrounded by the love of family, friends, and neighbors. May you give and receive kindness. May you welcome others to your table and open your heart to those in need. May you find comfort and joy in the company of loved ones, and may you always reach out and lend a hand.

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Artwork by Daniel Adams


With kind wishes from all of us at Blue Heron Review,
Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor

Blue Heron Review 2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations

It is truly a labor of love to publish our 2 issues per year, and to feature a different author, each month, on the Blue Heron Review site. Being able to provide space for so many wondrous voices is something I cherish. When the time comes to nominate poets for these annual awards, it is always difficult, because I am so proud of all of our contributors. Choosing just 6, is quite hard. Please know that I am honored to include the work of all of our poets here at Blue Heron Review.

Below are the nominations for Blue Heron Review for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. Congratulations and good luck to all of our nominees!

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From the Winter 2018 BHR Issue 9:

Nancy Jean Larson / “Medicine Walk”
Anne Anthony / “She Wants”
Mary C. Rowin / “Centering”


From the Summer 2018 BHR Issue 10:

Stephanie K. Merrill / “The Tao of Remembrance”
Kirsty A. Niven / “Left of Windyghoul Road”
Susan Martell Huebner / “A Gathering”


Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor
Blue Heron Review