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It’s Just Kind of Doing the Work: A Conversation with Wiley Cash

By on December 17, 2015

By Johnny Caputo, for The Fourth River Wiley Cash, New York Times Bestselling Author and fiction faculty member at Chatham’s 2015 Summer Community of Writers, once wrote, “As a six-year-old you’re called a liar when you tell a story you

The Fourth River O.2: Queering Nature

By on November 10, 2015

On Research and Relationships: An Interview with Kathryn Miles

By on October 30, 2015

  By Amanda Jaros-Chamption, for The Fourth River   Kathryn Miles is a longform journalist, memoirist, and environmental writing professor. Her most recent book is Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy, published in 2014. She is the author of Adventures

The Mark of Real Life : An Interview with Allison Joseph

By on June 9, 2015

    –by Billy Jenkins, assistant editor, The Fourth River   Allison Joseph was born in London, England in 1967. She is the author of What Keeps us Here, which won the 1992 Women Poets Series Prize from Ampersand Press,

Talking Place at AWP

Talking Place at AWP

By on May 29, 2015

A reflection on AWP 15’s panel, “Telling Stories About Your Hometown” –by Carmen Bryant   Moderator and writer Rene Steinke began the 2015 AWP Conference Panel, “Telling Stories About Your Hometown,” with fellow authors, Eric May, Christine Rice, and David

Nature Will Overcome: An Interview with Pittsburgh Artist Seth Clark

By on May 19, 2015

  –by Faith Cotter, assistant editor, The Fourth River In many ways, the neighborhood of Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh, PA is the perfect setting for award-winning artist Seth Clark’s studio. Clark is drawn to architecture that has been broken down by

Book Review: Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Sprits, and the return of Artisanal Foods, by Suzanne Cope

By on May 12, 2015

–by Sharla Yates, associate editor, The Fourth River   Something More: A Food Movement Story When you take a bite out of a $7.00 artisanal chocolate bar, you expect something more than what a less expensive, mass-produced chocolate can provide—more

Reflection: “A Stone Pear,” by Jill Christman

By on April 1, 2015

Periodically we ask a contributor from The Fourth River to reflect back on their published piece, offering insight into their process, tracing the trajectory of the work, or telling some tangentially relevant story about it. Today’s reflection is by Jill

Lit World Spotlight: Booth, A Journal

By on April 1, 2015

Come into the Booth -by Amanda Long, The Fourth River Staff Booth magazine was established in 2009 at Butler University, a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana. The journal’s staff is comprised of MFA fellows and students in Butler’s graduate writing

Lit World Spotlight: Abaton

By on March 26, 2015

Right-Brained, Left-Brained -by Faith Cotter, The Foruth River staff “And one day I will be a doctor, and a patient will learn that I’ve been using pubescent mnemonics to memorize the adrenal cortex.” —from “Syndrome of an Imposter,” by Aryan