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Sheila Squillante

Tributaries: “Budapest Underground”

By on October 26, 2016

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

Make the Coral Okay

By on January 6, 2016

  –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.

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

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

Lori Jakiela Reading from Issue O.1

By on March 23, 2015

Listen to Issue O.1 contributor, Lori Jakiela, read the title essay to her forthcoming memoir, Belief is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe.

Jim Daniels Reading from Issue O.1

By on March 16, 2015

Listen to issue O.1 contributor, Jim Daniels, read poems from our launch party last fall!

Jan Beatty Reading from Issue O.1

By on March 10, 2015

  Listen to Issue O.1 contributor, Jan Beatty, read poems from our launch party last fall!

To Run a River I’d Never Run: An Interview with Pam Houston

By on January 19, 2015

  –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

Letters from Lindsay House

By on January 15, 2015

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

Anyone Who Would Talk with Me: An Interview with Julia Spicher Kasdorf

By on December 8, 2014

–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