Submissions are OPEN until April 1


“Young Woman Writing” (1908) by Pierre Bonnard (3 October 1867 – 23 January 1947)


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Clare L. Martin, poet and MockingHeart Review editor and publisher, offers eight-week, one on one, poetry-writing mentorships with young and new poets that offer the promise of a sustained relationship beyond the initial intensive generative and critique-based working relationship. The mentorships are structured courses that provide energetic writing potentialities and substantive relative-to-now literary conversations between the mentor and mentees. Great emphasis will be placed on craft and form.  The mentee should have expectations of fast-paced, rigorous writing and reflective, nurturing and honest feedback from a skilled and admired contemporary poet and publisher.

Clare’s twelve-year track record of publishing her own poetry in both print and electronic literary journals and reputation as the author of two books of poetry give her insight into traditional and new media forms of publishing available to upcoming writers. Her guidance in these areas will be offered as well, emphasizing the importance of building meaningful relationships with editors in mutually respectful and beneficial ways. Challenges facing today’s poetry writers in the digital age will always be at the forefront of the conversations.


Session I (Booking now)

September 19th, 2016 through November 7th, 2016


Session II (Booking begins October 1st)

December 5th, 2016 through January 18th, 2017


The fee for the eight-week course is $225.oo US currency, (non-refundable due to course size limits, serious inquiries only), payable through PayPal. The spots are limited due to the very intimate work and close personal attention offered. Mentorships will be conducted through email, phone, computer/camera link up, on a selective basis, to meet anyone across the miles.

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Volume 1, Issue 3

Dear MockingHeart Review Readers,


Thank you for visiting the pages of MockingHeart Review. We are glad to have your company. We welcome you to enjoy the fall issue just released September 1st.  With this issue, we celebrate our first anniversary. We are thrilled to mark this occasion with more beauty gathered here from poets near and far. So, please pour yourself a beverage and get comfortable. Take in the words of souls who have achieved mastery in the art form of poetry and have chosen to live their lives bringing their gifts to humanity for the betterment of humanity. To showcase such poets is our mission here at MockingHeart Review.

A milestone

Our Fall Issue, which will be released September 1, 2016, will coincide with the one year anniversary of the founding of the magazine! With this celebration of one wonderful year, we have undertaken a new site design. We hope it is to your liking. We hope to bring a fresh look year after year to go along with the freshest, juiciest poetry of all seasons. We have so many to thank: all of our contributors and readers of course. We have had so much interest and positive conversations about our venture! Thank you all. Our Fall Issue will be presented in just a few weeks. Please visit the website often to read its treasures.



The Editor