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 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.
Welcome to the Blue Heron Review “Aspects of Love” Summer 2018 Issue!
I hope that you enjoy these poems and images, as much as I do! Love is at the core of everything we do (or at least it should be). This issue includes many different aspects of love: romantic love, the love of family, the love of a deep friendship, the love for a dear pet, the love of nature, the love and passion for one’s vocation, and the love for life itself.
With 42 poets and 11 visual artists represented from all over the world, this issue is literally a global feast for the heart and mind. Thank you to all of our talented contributors for making this magical issue possible. A special thank you to artist, Jocelyn Duke, who so graciously gave us permission to use her artwork, “Never Forget Your Song,” for our issue’s cover.
(cover art by Jocelyn Duke “Never Forget Your Song”)
Ceó Ruaírc * Karla Linn Merrifield * Eileen Sateriale * David Kitchel * Ruth Hoberman * Anna Mark * Elisabeth Harrahy * Kirsty A Niven * Tobi Alfier * Neil Creighton * Mary Goehring * Mike Lewis-Beck * Julia Kennedy * James P Roberts * Joseph Murphy * Lynne Carol Austin * Christopher Stolle * Lynn White * Joe Cottonwood * Mary Beth Hines * Lois Roma-Deeley * Patricia Carney * Marjie G Giffin * Jim Landwehr * Tom Richter * Joseph Nardoni * Mikayla Davis * Jane-Marie Bahr * Susan Martell Huebner * Kenneth Pobo * Mary C McCarthy * Stephanie K Merrill * Laura Johnson * David B Prather * Joan Mazza * Keith MacNider * Rachel Dacus * Donna H DiCello * Liz Rhodebeck * Steve Bucher * Lynne Burnett * PD Lietz
Jocelyn Duke (cover artist) * Lou Nicksic * Gail Goepfert * Jon Baucom * Kurt J Huebner * Diana Creighton * Paul Holden * Anna May Shaffer * Karen A VandenBos * PD Lietz * David Seth Smith
Blue Heron Review Issue 10, Summer 2018 / “Aspects of Love”