News and Events

November issue now online!
New Feature – Why I wrote this poem!
updated November 8

Due to the public health state of emergency, we are not holding any readings. For several months, issues have not been printed for distribution, but should resume with November. As always, we welcome your submissions.

New Feature – Why I Wrote This Poem

Ever wondered about the origins of your favourite OHF poems? This month, Open Heart Forgery is introducing a new opportunity for poets to share the background/inspiration behind their published works. Send us a short explanation or reflection on your OHF poem (max 100 words), and we will feature it in our next e-newsletter and on our website with the poem.


The Tenth Anniversary Anthology is available at these local stores:

You can also obtain it directly from us – please use the contact form below.

Open Heart Farming Collections

OHFarming editor Mary Ellen Sullivan compiled selected poems from annual OHFarming issues into four themed collections.

“They Call Me Inspiration: Open Heart Abroad”

OHF contributor Ron Gillis also writes songs, and he is kindly donating all proceeds from digital sales of his album “They Call Me Inspiration: Open Heart Abroad” to the anthology project. The songs are written by Ron and performed by Cape Breton musician Kenny Walsh. To purchase a digital copy of album or individual songs, go to

OHF Stories!

Read what OHF means to some of our contributors!

About OHF

97 issues, by 459 authors, with 1834 poems/lyrics.

459 HRM Authors, ages 8 to 87
1834 poems in 97 issues, since March 2010
Plus 30 poems, from 11 authors, in 12 communities, for OHF Abroad.

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