The Fourth River

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

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!

Lit World Spotlight: 32 Poems

By on March 4, 2015

An Alternative Perspective -by Timothy Connor, Associate Editor, The Fourth River I’m not typically a fan of contemporary poetry (largely because many free verse and prose poems read more like short stories and often tend to lack a lyrical quality

Lit World Spotlight: Bodega Magazine

By on February 18, 2015

I’ll Be Brief –Alyse Richmond, The Fourth River Staff Established in March of 2012 by NYU Creative Writing M.F.A. students, Bodega Magazine – dubbed “Your Literary Corner Store” – is a monthly online literary journal that features fiction, non-fiction, poetry,