The Night Heron Barks

Winter Issue Coming Soon

Founding Editor Rogan Kelly: His interview with Josh Medsker on the Jersey Poets Plus Podcast


Our poetry submissions are closed



Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominations.


Review of Angela Narciso Torres’ To the Bone
by Laurie Saurborn



Spring contributor, Douglas Cole: Congratulations on his debut novel.


Richard Blanco and Lynne Thompson in our fall issue



Rowan Ricardo Phillips in our summer issue


Review of Luke Johnson’s :boys
by George Perreault




  • Poetry Submissions are Closed

This time a year ago,

I was sitting in a NYC bar with Philip F. Clark waiting for a reading of some sort, writing down possible journal names. Wondered if The Night Heron Barks would get us laughed out of the room.

Standing at the Infinite edges

Reasons to read are to witness and be transformed. And I am, as Claeys traces the energies of Goepfert’s lines pushing along currents volcanic and riparian, protean in generation and decay.

An Invitation

I suspect editors have their own version of that hypothetical, if they could invite any five people for dinner. I think of poets and poems.

Lotus background. Drawing by RYGER

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