A Tender Goodbye from Blue Heron Review
This is a gentle closing of things and a joyful welcoming of new beginnings and new creative paths emerging. Thank you to everyone who has joined me on the journey that has been Blue Heron Review for the past 6 ½ years! Without our extensive list of contributing poets and artists, as well as our kind readers, there would be no Blue Heron Review. Last spring, I made the decision to discontinue our 2 issue per year format, but I made a commitment to keep showcasing a new featured author every month. I have made the decision to create more space for myself, in order to have more time to devote to other journeys. As of May 2020, we will say goodbye, with great love, to Blue Heron Review. It has truly been an honor and a privilege (as well as a labor of love) to curate and produce Blue Heron Review for over 6 years. I have made deep connections with fellow creatives over the years. I know that these will last a lifetime. Please know that I am cheering you on in all of your future, artistic dreams! Keep sharing your triumphs and joys with me. If you have a new book coming out, you can still write to me at the Blue Heron gmail address, and I will proudly share your news and links on social media. Thank you for trusting me with your work, your creative offerings, and your hopes for poetry. I have enjoyed shining a bright light on your unique talents. Keep shining, and know that I think you are all wonderful! The world is a more loving, expansive, and joyful place, because your art — your poetry is in it!
With kind thoughts always,
Cristina M. R. Norcross, Founding Editor
Blue Heron Review
Bless you dear soul. Much love to you and yours🙏🙏❤️❤️
Thank you so much for your kind wishes for me and the news about Blue Heron Review, Becki! I appreciate it!
I will miss reading the Blue Heron Review. I’m sad you are leaving for new endeavors, but I wish you all the best.
Thank you for the six years of beautiful poems. Jane Bahr
Thank you so much for being a valued Blue Heron Review contributor, Jane, and thank you for these very kind words. It was a true pleasure to curate BHR! Sending all good thoughts to you for your current writing projects!