Blue Heron Review Issue 12 (“Nurturing Hope” ) / Spring 2021 Is Now ONLINE!

(Cover art credit: Kathleen Gunton)

*Please visit the BHR 12 Spring 2021 page of our site, to read and view our full collection of poetry and visual art!

CONTRIBUTORS

Poets:

Ryan F Love * Sally Sandler * Rachael Inciarte * Kelly Lenox * Lori Levy * Karen George * Annie Morris * Mary Anna Kruch * Judy DeCroce * Janet Ford * Jean Varda * Amy Beth Acker * Dana Sonnenschein * Mary McCarthy * Sheryl Cornett * Pat Phillips West * Catherine D’Andrea * Penny Harter * Amy L George * Rachel Dacus * Kate Meyer-Currey * Kersten Christianson * Paula Schulz * Cheryl Heineman * Mary C Rowin * Karen Warinsky * Jeannie E Roberts * Maryann Hurtt * Melissa Huff * Marilyn Zelke Windau * Stephen Anderson * Thomas A Thrun * Joan Leotta * Cheryl Byler Keeler * Grace Matson * Patricia Carney * Linda Aschbrenner

Artists:

Kathleen Gunton (Cover Artist) * Janet Ruth * Jeannie E Roberts * Kurt Huebner * Paula Lietz * Karen VandenBos * Sonya Sinha

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Dear Reader,

It is such a great pleasure to share this issue with you!  My goal in opening up Blue Heron Review again for a special bonus issue was to provide writers and readers a chance to surround themselves with the energy of hope and promise after this long pandemic year.  You will find exquisite, fine art photography and beautiful poetry to nurture the soul.  These poems reflect the different experiences people felt moved to share.  Through recognizing your own stories of struggle, resilience, and human connection, I hope that the many tomorrows of 2021 seem a bit brighter. 

With kind thoughts,

Cristina M. R. Norcross, Founding Editor
Blue Heron Review

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!

BHR Pushcart Logo image

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

 

Blue Heron Review Issue 9 Winter 2018 JUST RELEASED!

Blue Heron Review is proud to announce the online publication of our latest issue: BHR 9 Winter 2018! We have a beautiful collection of poems and visual art for you to enjoy. Although we are still deeply nestled in the winter months, you may spot a few glimmers of spring energy shining through in this issue.

BHR Issue 9 Winter 2018 Cover image

(Cover art by David Seth Smith)

Thank you to all of our contributors for making this issue another spectacular union of words and images! Visit the Blue Heron Review Issue 9 Winter 2018 page of our site to read the full issue, and to learn more about our authors and artists.

CONTRIBUTORS:
Poets:
Richard Greene * Neil David Mitchell * Jessica Moser * Jonel Abellanosa * Erina Booker * Rosalie Sanara Petrouske * Nikolai Sebastian * Jan Bosman * Jenni Gribble * Robert Lee Brewer * Darren C Demaree * Katy Phillips * Alice Mills * Keith MacNider * Prerna Bakshi * Jeannie E Roberts * Nick Hale * Timothy Pettet * Neil Creighton * Steve Bucher * Ethel Mortenson Davis * Karen Warinsky * Faye Adams * Maryann Hurtt * Mary Jo Balistreri * Mary C Rowin * Kristina Mullenix * Victoria Lindsay * Erika Goodrich * Anne Anthony * Eileen Mattmann * Mark Danowsky * Diana Randolph * Nancy Jean Larson * Kai Coggin * Colleen June Glatzel * Paula Schulz * Jacqueline Martindale

Artists:
David Seth Smith (Cover Artist) * Kurt John Huebner * Jeannie E Roberts * Karen A VandenBos (Featured Photographer) * Devi S Laskar * Bobbie Lee Lovell * Kai Coggin * Anna May Shaffer

I hope that you will return to these pages again and again, when you need some respite and food for thought. May these poems nourish your spirit and provide inspiration for your day.

Read on!

Cristina M. R. Norcross
Founding Editor
Blue Heron Review

The Winter 2015 Issue of Blue Heron Review is Now Available to Read Online!

(cover art by Jason Iffert)

(cover art by Jason Iffert)

CONTRIBUTORS
Poets:
M J Iuppa * Simon Perchik * Arya F Jenkins * Gonzalinho da Costa * Sandra Lindow * Trina Gaynon * Ann Wehrman * Laura Bayless * Bruce Dethlefsen * Ronda Broatch * Pat Wadsworth * Marzelle Robertson * Allison Grayhurst * Joan McNerney * Mary C Rowin * Philip Dacey * Ronnie Hess * Lauren K Carlson * Andrew Albritton * Sarah Rehfeldt * Wendy Thornton * Kiarra Lynn Smith * Chad Hanson * Robert Nordstrom * Tim Gavin * Chris Abbate * Russell Colver * Steven Bucher * Laura Rebecca Payne * Richard Havenga * Sarah Brown Weitzman * John Grey * Yvette A Schnoeker-Shorb * Tim Suermondt * Jeff Burt * Daniel James Sundahl * Sheelonee Banerjee *

Artists:
Jason Iffert * Sarah Rehfeldt * Jeannie E Roberts * Richard Havenga * Sharon Auberle * Annette L Grunseth * David Seth Smith * Daniel Adams

Please visit the Blue Heron Review Issue 3 Winter/2015 page of this site, to enjoy a selection of poetic offerings and visual art by our contributors.

Winter is often a time of reflection, stillness, and deep silence, as we travel inward and wear the cloak of this quiet season. After reading and re-reading this issue, I notice that there are recurring themes of grief, remembrance, and longing. I hope you will take the time to savor these poems and images. Since we only have 2 issues per year, each collection is full, colorful, and has many voices. Each poem deserves its own spotlight. Memory finds us in the heart of winter and begs us to listen.  Take time out of your day to rest, pull up a chair, and read these beautiful, poignant poems.

With blessings of peace this winter,
Cristina M. R. Norcross
Editor, Blue Heron Review