In this new series, the staff of The Fourth River comb back through our archives to find and share with you the pieces they believe deserve a second look. Floating in Poetry -by Amanda Long, The Fourth River Staff
–by Tess Wilson, for The Fourth River Alix Ohlin is the author of two novels – Inside and The Missing Person – and two collections of short stories – Signs and Wonders and Babylon and Other Stories. More
In this new series, the staff of The Fourth River comb back through our archives to find and share with you the pieces they believe deserve a second look. Surfacing by Sharla Yates, The Fourth River Staff I’m the type
–by Amy Lee Heinlen, for The Fourth River Julia Spicher Kasdorf visited Chatham University as the guest poet for the 2014 Summer Community of Writers (SCW). It was here that I heard Julia read from her enquiring
When I drive south on I -78, diagonal highway from New York to Harrisburg, the Blue Mountain presses my right shoulder for miles, dividing coal tipples from barns with hex signs, French and Indian territory from the British colony. At
– by Taylor Smith, for The Fourth River I am standing in the middle of an exhibit at the Mattress Factory in downtown Pittsburgh—the room is fully carpeted, and I am surrounded by nearly thirty brick-brown model towers.
Dreaming of, Again and Again -by Taylor Smith, The Fourth River Staff I have read and reread Sarah McCartt-Jackson’s poem “She Dreams of Muddy Water” repeatedly, hoping to, perhaps, uncover some truth from her exquisite lines. I hope that
Today is the last practicum of the semester here at The Fourth River. In a few hours, I will climb the stairs in Lindsay House to find my staff sitting around the seminar table, shaking off the rain and perking