Best of the Net Nominations for Blue Heron Review

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Congratulations to all of our Best of the Net nominees! Every year, it is always so difficult to choose just 6 poems from an array of beautiful selections. I am so proud of all of our BHR contributors. Please know that I take great care in reading and re-reading issues, before making choices. So thankful to have the opportunity to publish such remarkable work by poets from across North America and around the world.

BHR Issue 8 Summer 2017 (release date, end of July 2017)

1. Emily Bowles / “A Scale, My Fate”

2. Gail Tirone / “If Not for Grace”

3. Kristen Baum DeBeasi / “African Violets”

4. Kelsey Dean / “Paper Stars”

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BHR Issue 9 Winter 2018 (release date, end of February 2018)

1. Prerna Bakshi / “Watching my father make paper boats”

2. Maryann Hurtt / “Born Again”

 

Cristina M. R. Norcross
Founding Editor
Blue Heron Review

2017 Best of the Net Nominations from Blue Heron Review

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Every year, online journals are invited to nominate individual poems for the Best of the Net Anthology, published by Sundress Publications. The poem, story, or essay must have been first published or appeared on the web between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Blue Heron Review is delighted to announce our nominations this year. To read each poem, in full, simply click on the issue and scroll to find individual poets. Congratulations and good luck to all of our nominees. We are so very proud and honored to publish the work of all of our contributors.  Six choices are never enough.

From Blue Heron Review Issue #6 Summer (July) 2016

• Elise Hempel (“Night Exposure”)
• Karla Van Vliet (“My Blessing”)
• Lynne Burnett (“Clear Night Over Treadwell Bay”)

From Blue Heron Review Issue #7 Winter (Feb) 2017

• Timothy Walsh (“Following the Sound of a Bell into Silence”)
• Janet Reed (“Sock Widow Empathy”)
• Marie Loeffler (“Blue”)

Blue Heron Review Best of the Net Nominations

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Blue Heron Review is honored to publish very fine work from all of our contributors. Below is a list of 6 poems by poets whom we have nominated for the Best of the Net prize. These poems were all published in Blue Heron Review between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Congratulations and good luck to all of our nominees!

Best of the Net Nominations

Caitlin Johnson: “Tierra” from BHR Summer (July) 2014

Patrice Boyer Claeys: “Waiting for the Elevator” from BHR Summer (July) 2014

Trina Gaynon: “Orbits” from BHR Winter (February) 2015

Marzelle Robertson: “Road from Castolon 2” from BHR Winter (February) 2015

Lauren K Carlson: “Directions Home” from BHR Winter (February) 2015

Kiarra Lynn Smith: “August” from BHR Winter (February) 2015

(*To read individual poems, click on the issue link and scroll down to that particular poet.)