The November 2019 Blue Heron Review Featured Author is Kenneth Pobo!

Welcome to the November 2019 Blue Heron Review Featured Author spot. This month, we are delighted to shine a light on the talents of one of our treasured contributors, Kenneth Pobo, author of the recently released collection, The Antlantis Hit Parade (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, 2019), as well as Dindi Expecting Snow (Duck Lake Books, 2019).

The two poems featured are prose poems — each having great depth. We learn about expectations and being true to the self. We learn about hiding behind a curtain and then stepping out into the world with one’s whole being. These are open, honest, courageous poems about acceptance and how to find this within. What journey will you take of your own, after reading these poems? What part of yourself needs nurturing and celebrating? Pobo wants us to look bravely at ourselves, with a loving and compassionate heart. These poems sing of truth, and the freedom that comes from walking into the open field of — I AM.

Please visit the Blue Heron Review Featured Author page of our site, to read 2 poems by Kenneth Pobo and to learn more about his work.

Kenneth Pobo author photo

Kenneth Pobo has a new book, prose poetry, out from Clare Songbirds Publishing House called, The Antlantis Hit Parade (2019). He also has another recent release published by Duck Lake Books, Dindi Expecting Snow (2019). In addition to Blue Heron Review, his work has appeared in: Hawaii Review, Amsterdam Review, Nimrod, Mudfish, Atlanta Review, The Queer South Anthology, and elsewhere. He and his husband and two cats live in Pennsylvania. He teaches English and creative writing at Widener University. He began writing at age fifteen and (by November) is 65.

 

The November 2015 Blue Heron Speaks Featured Poet is Ronda Broatch!

Ronda Broatch

Welcome to the November 2015 Blue Heron Speaks feature! Our talented guest author this month is poet, editor, and photographer, Ronda Broatch, whose latest poetry collection is Lake of Fallen Constellations (MoonPath Press, 2015). The senses hum and glow with Broatch’s words. Her imagery brings us into the world of each poem so fully, that we feel the rush of river water on legs – we experience the dusting of sand on skin. This vibrant collection will awaken a longing for connection to earth and sky, for the need to understand the stars. Beautiful, rich, and evocative! You will want a copy of this collection to read and re-read.

Please visit the Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author page to read two sample poems from Ronda Broatch’s latest book.

(photo credit Ronda Broatch)

(photo credit Ronda Broatch)

Ronda Broatch is the author of Lake of Fallen Constellations, (MoonPath Press, 2015), Shedding Our Skins, (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and Some Other Eden, (2005). Her journal publications include Prairie Schooner, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, and Fire On Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry (Two Sylvias Press). Ronda co-edits the literary journal, Crab Creek Review. Poet and photographer, she is attracted to words and textures like a moth to a bare bulb on a twilit porch.  Find out more about this author at:  http://www.rondabroatch.com/

Lake of Fallen Constellations (MoonPath Press, 2015)

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