The Fourth River

A journal of nature and place-based writing, published by Chatham University's MFA in Creative Writing Programs
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Tributaries, The New Nature: “When the World Doesn’t See You But You See (and Feel) the World”

By on October 18, 2017

 Selected by Ira Sukrungruang

 

By Rochelle Spencer

 

Six months ago, I sent out an email, with the subject line “Earth Day and People of Color,” to more than a dozen media outlets. “There’s a myth,” I wrote, “that people of color aren’t concerned about the environment or environmental causes. On Earth Day, April 22, several organizations are working to dispel that myth.” Read more…

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Tributaries, The New Nature: “My Dream about Being Loved”

By on October 11, 2017

Selected by Ira Sukrungruang   By Marney Rathbun   I think they are wolves, or One is a coyote, the leaner grey one, And the other a wolf, broad As a table, with blue back fur. The street is unlit

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Tributaries: “Lily Watch”

By on October 4, 2017

By Lisa Hammond   Another year we greet summer, spider lilies waking in the Catawba every May, this time blooming slow, a cool April. We follow the lily watch, high water warnings, papers reporting clumps washed upstream, rare but still