River Heron Review opens its fourth submission period on September 1. Submissions will be accepted until midnight on November 30. See submission guidelines on the submission page. Please note that all submissions are read anonymously as a measure of fairness to all submitters. Submit up to 5 of your best. We look forward to reading your work.
Lahaska Bookshop continues it series of poetry readings on September 26 at 6:30 with Wendy Steginsky, a Bucks County favorite poet! Join with a dedicated group of poets and poetry-lovers to enjoy an evening of poetry in the cozy atmosphere of the bookshop. Discussion and open mic reading will follow, so bring a poem or two to share.
Raquel Salas Rivera will read their dynamic and provocative poetry at Bucks CCC. They are a bilingual Puerto Rican poet who writes in Spanish and English, focusing on the experience of being a migrant to the United States and of identifying as a queer Puerto Rican and Philadelphian of non-binary gender. They are currently a graduate student attending the University of Pennsylvania and were selected as the fourth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia in 2018.
As part of a full day of the arts…music, painting, and poetry…four local poets will bring their vision to the Bucks County Plein Air Festival on October 6 from noon to 1:00. Join the celebration at Bucks County Community College in Tyler Hall, room 109. Come for the poetry…stay for the music and art!
Bucks County poet, Hayden Saunier, will join Toi Derricotte at Frenchtown’s Art Yard for an evening of poetry. Join the poets and what is sure to be an enthusiastic audience in this dedicated performance space in the New Jersey river town. Tickets are free and recommended: https://artyard.org/calendar-of-events/.
The annual installation of the new Bucks County Poet Laureate for 2019 will take place with readings by the poet laureate and others including Chad Frame, the 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate. Come celebrate the occasion at Bucks County Community College Tyler Hall.
Hailing from opposite coasts, Melissa Stein (California) and Hayden Saunier (Pennsylvania) will come together to create one enjoyable evening of poetry readings at Bucks County Community College as part of the Wordsmiths series.
Poetry Don’t Slam (that beer) Open Mic Event for poets, spoken word artists, and friends! Weyerbacher Brewery will be on site to provide refreshment with 10% to benefit Friends of the Free Library of New Hope Solebury. This family friendly, non-judgmental, free event is hosted by Kelleen Gebler of the Friends of the Free Library.
Come to the launch of Intersection on Neptune and hear poet author, Donna Gelagotis read from her newest collection of poems.
The Lahaska Bookshop in Peddlers Village will host its monthly poetry reading series, “Poetry is Not a Dirty Word,” with the featured poet, Carly Volpe. Open mic to follow. Join this intimate and vibrant community of poetry lovers for an evening of original poems and a variety of voices.
Our third poetry journal offering is live at midnight on August 1. Don’t miss the opportunity to read and enjoy the poems of the winner and finalists of the first River Heron Poetry Prize. Our regular issue, featuring poems from established and new poets will also be released at the same time.