Jaime Torres grew up in the shadow of GM’s Malleable Iron Plant in Saginaw, MI. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Gina Myers is the author of Hold It Down (Coconut Books, 2013) and A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009).
By Shelby Newsom, Assistant Editor, The Fourth River Wiley Cash is The New York Times best-selling author of A Land More Kind Than Home (2012)and This Dark Road to Mercy, which was released in 2014 and nominated for
Interview by Lisa Slage Robinson, Associate Editor, The Fourth River I want to crawl inside Amy Bloom’s head. I want to plant the bulb of my story into the fertile soil of her brain, let the roots take
on moldy straw
cream and white;
the rain detains me here.
like the tapping of
a schoolmaster’s fingers
correcting my impatience
returning my attention
to the lesson of the day:
the utility of repose,
the still, equine dignity
Karen McDermott is a professor of college English whose work has appeared in several journals.
From Issue 13 Nominated for Pushcart Prize, 2016 Can I share this happiness with you? Meat on a spit, a trashcan full of yellow rice, this Chiweenie takes a shit by its stroller. All I want is everything on
A collaboratively-written meditation on place from Issue 14, Juvenescence By ‘Waratah’ – Grade 5/6 South Arm Primary School, Australia In the dawn, you can hear birds as you’re waking. It’s so quiet you can hear the trees bristling together.