The Night Heron Barks


Our Spring Issue is Live




‘Best New Poets’ Nominations


Founding Editor
Rogan Kelly
reviews Arisa White’s
Who’s Your Daddy



The Night Heron Barks attended SMOL Fair, an alternative virtual book fair, March 3rd thru the 7th.


click here for video from the night’s event

Book Editor Laurie Saurborn reviews Valyntina Grenier’s double chapbook FEVER DREAM / TAKE HEART


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


Patrice Boyer Claeys reviews
Gail Goepfert’s Get Up Said the World


Submissions are open for our autumn call.



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 and Airea D. Matthews in our summer issue


Review of Luke Johnson’s :boys
by George Perreault




Convergence of Song

I once found myself in a little town, outside Salerno, Italy, called Castelnuovo. It was a mountain village that had been altered by the earthquake. Farmland changed, rivers diverted. What remains persists. This is our second spring for those marking the time. There’s a connectivity to the work here that feels special. I don’t knowContinue reading “Convergence of Song”

Two Rivers

There is something that happens when the words of a poet find their best reader–Confluence–that meshing of two ‘rivers’; in which one art meets another, and illumination is the result. As poets, we all want to find our best readers, those who will come to our personal experience, and find in it all that makesContinue reading “Two Rivers”

The story I’m telling

I took up residence in the Toronto airport once. The reasons are a long story and not the one I’m telling. Toronto has two airports. This was the one all in glass. They had a sushi bar that also served coffee. Lattes named after famous novels. I drank from The Awakening twice. Tried The EnglishContinue reading “The story I’m telling”

Lotus background. Drawing by RYGER

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