By Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson Artist Statement: “As a poet as well, I appreciate that my photography gives me a chance to think and create non-verbally. As much as I love words, sometimes the sheer volume of them bouncing around
–by Sheila Squillante, Editor-in-Chief When we decided to dedicate a section of issue 13 to the topic of Climate Change, I knew it would raise a lot of strong emotions in our staff, our contributors and our readers.
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
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
Listen to Issue O.1 contributor, Lori Jakiela, read the title essay to her forthcoming memoir, Belief is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe.
Listen to issue O.1 contributor, Jim Daniels, read poems from our launch party last fall!
Listen to Issue O.1 contributor, Jan Beatty, read poems from our launch party last fall!
–by Chelsea Kindred, for The Fourth River Pam Houston’s most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted, published in 2012. She is also the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys are My Weakness and Waltzing the
It’s perhaps a little outré to wish you all a Happy New Year halfway into the first month of it, but nevertheless, we do! We welcome 2015 and all it will bring for us at The Fourth River: *Print Issue
–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