Robbin Farr, Founder, Co-Editor
Former high school literature teacher, creative writing instructor, and literary magazine sponsor, Robbin is co-editor of the River Heron Review along with fellow writer, J. Adams Lagana. You can join her at an RHR creative writing workshop in Lahaska, PA. Writer, poet, and bookbinder, Robbin lives in Doylestown, PA where she is actively involved in a community of poets and is on the Board of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County. She holds an MFA from the University of Queens in Charlotte and teaches writing at Rider University. Her work has been published in literary magazines such as Philadelphia Stories, Sanskrit, San Pedro River Review, and Parentheses and the anthology of poems, Moving Beyond Mars. She is the winner of the 2018 Main Street Voices poetry contest and was a judge for the 2019 Montgomery County Poet Laureate contest. She fervently believes in supporting the arts through readings, publication, and workshops and plans to employ River Heron Review as a platform for expanding the reach of poetry.
Judith Lagana, Founder, Co-Editor
Judith Lagana writes under the pen name, J. Adams Lagana. Her poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review, Naugatuck River Review, the Paterson Literary Review, and formercactus and has been recognized by the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation. She is an active member of the Bucks County poetry community and holds an M.Ed. from Rutgers University. Throughout her ongoing career as an Art, English, and Music Supervisor with the Freehold Regional High School District in New Jersey, she has been instrumental in many arts-based, writing, and poetry events. Her writing workshop, Writing Teachers Write, Right?, is geared to helping educators rediscover their writing voices. She facilitates RHR’s creative writing workshops in New Hope, PA as well as online. “River Heron Review was created (with Robbin Farr) out of a shared passion for poetry and a desire to further support the arts by creating online and local opportunities for others to celebrate the writing, crafting, and reading of poetry. “ Judith lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Jo Freehand, Contributing Editor - Reviews
Jo Freehand is a poet and multi-media artist. She is a certified Embodied Present Process facilitator, as well as creator and facilitator of It Feels So Write: A Whole Body Creative Writing Workshop. Jo is also founder of Peace of Paper, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes writing and drawing supplies to children and adults for creative expression in times of distress, including unstable housing situations, poverty, and following violence and trauma. Jo’s first book of poems, Whatever You Thought, Think Again, was published in April 2019 and is available through Read Furiously.