When Editor Cristina Norcross reopened Blue Heron Review for a special bonus issue to share writing of hope generated through an arduous pandemic, I jumped at the opportunity to share and was happy to learn that my poem, “In the Cauldron,” was included. I first published with Blue Heron Review in 2017, and was later Blue Heron Review’s Featured Author in February 2019. I’ve always appreciated this journal for its publication of thoughtful writing and art, and the re-open for a bonus issue is indeed a bonus!
Christina says it best in her letter:
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
Perfect for Sunday morning reading, enjoy this issue. It was compiled with good energy and intention.