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Magazine Stand :: River Heron Review- 7.1

The February 2024 (7.1) issue of River Heron Review online poetry journal features works by Bethany Bowman, Cheryl Waitkevich, Hayden Saunier, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, K.Lipschutz, John A. Romagna, Shannon K. Winston, Julie Murphy, Kathy Nelson, Autumn Newman, Jen Stein, Tamara Kreutz, Martha Silano, Candice M. Kelsey, Emma Bolden, Darcy Smith, Tom Farr, Jane McKinley, and an interview with Rebecca Brock. Also included in this issue are works by 2023 River Heron Editors’ Prize Winner Amanda Hayden and Finalists Nico Sica, Patricia Wallace, and Emma Wynn.

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Magazine Stand :: River Heron Review – 6.1

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River Heron Review‘s double release, Issue 6.1 and River Heron Editors’ Prize, are now live and feature their twice-yearly issue with sixteen talented poets, whose work the editors hope amaze readers, and the winner and three finalists of their recent contest. Included in issue 6.1 are Avery Gregurich, Alison Hurwitz, Lake Angela, Gary Thomas, Ann Michael, Steve Banchko, Frances Klein, Jeremy Griffin, Jane Edna Mohler, Kerstin Schulz, Lindsay Rockwell, Sharon Venezio, Gwen Hart, Violets Garcia-Mendoza, Christine Morro, and Abby Murray. River Heron is also excited to release their recent contest issue and publish the award-winning work of winner Nnadi Samuel and finalists Rebecca Brock, Christine Dengenaars, and Jen Stewart.

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Magazine Stand :: River Heron Review – 5.2

River Heron Review online poetry magazine Issue 5.2 August 2022 cover image

Publishing in an open-access online format since 2019, River Heron Review is true to its namesake in being a sophisticatedly stylish journal. This newest issue features the work of Thomas McGuire, winner of the 2022 River Heron Poetry Prize selected by Deshawn McKinney. Finalists whose works are also included: Sarah Carey, Tresha Faye Haefner, Steve Nolan, and Sal Ragen. Contributors’ works fill out the rest of this installment, including Julie Cooper-Fratrik, Stephanie McConnell, Sylvia Karman, Jennifer Bullis, Grant Clauser, Beth Oast Williams, Michael Young, Eve Rosenbaum, Stephanie Yue Duhem, Suzanne Honda, Grant Chemidlin, Carol Sadtler, Richard Foerster, Amy Beth Sisson, Matt Thomas, Lisa Marie Oliver, Charity Everitt, Andrea McLaughlin, Gloria Monaghan, Devon Balwit, Ken Turner, Daniel Rabuzzi, Cheryl Martone, Ale de Luis, and Frank Paino. General Submissions and The River Heron Editors’ Prize opened on September 1 until November 30. Additional submissions and contest period deadlines can be found on the River Heron Review website.

Sponsor Spotlight :: River Heron Review

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River Heron Review is an online poetry journal first envisioned in New Hope, Pennsylvania by Robbin Farr and Judith Lagana. They want to serve the literary community through publication, readings, workshops, and to bring the written word to life in as many ways as possible.

RHR publishes two digital issues a year (in February and August) online along with two contest issues and a supplemental issue featuring poems of socio-political nature. Speaking of the contest issue, the River Heron Poetry Prize is currently open to submissions through May 31. The Winner receives $500 and publication. This year’s final judge is Thomas McGuire who won the 2022 prize.

RHR also offers affordable Zoom workshops. Upcoming workshops include the Telling the Story – Poetry Critique with editor Robbin Farr, Poetry Boost – From Title to Publication, Found Forms – Writing Scavenged Poems, In Conversation with Art – Writing an Ekphrastic Response, and others.

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*updated February 1, 2023*