Former high school literature teacher, creative writing instructor, and now a literary magazine sponsor, Robbin is excited to begin a new and innovative venture as a founder and co-editor of River Heron Review along with fellow founder, J. Adams Lagana. Writer, poet, photographer of blighted buildings, and sometimes bookbinder, Robbin lives in Doylestown, PA where she is actively involved in a community of poets and is on the Board of the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County. She is a founder also of River Heron Writers' Workshops whose purpose is to provide creative writing workshops and retreats in the Bucks County area offering generative and supportive writing sessions using the Amherst Writers and Artists method. She holds an MFA from the University of Queens in Charlotte, NC and teaches writing at Rider University. She is the winner of the 2018 Main Street Voices poetry contest. Robbin fervently believes in supporting the literary arts through readings, publication, and workshops and plans to employ River Heron Review as a platform for expanding the reach of poetry to diverse audiences.
RIVER HERON REVIEW
River Heron Review is an online poetry journal founded in January 2018 by Robbin Farr and Judith Lagana. First envisioned as a journal and means to broaden the reach of poetry and recognize the work of both established and newly published poets, it grew quickly to include other ventures. Now, on the website, readers can purchase the books and chapbooks of local and River Heron poets and register for creative writing workshops affiliated with Amherst Writers and Artists. The website also includes the current issue, blog posts, interviews with writers, and book reviews by guest columnists. Submission guidelines and access to Submittable for the upcoming journal are also available. With the addition of these avenues for cultivating a poetry climate, our purpose of serving the literary arts community through publication, public readings, workshops, and bringing the written word to life in as many ways as possible is becoming a reality.