The Fourth River



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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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,


Lit World Spotlight: Tenderloin

By on February 12, 2015

Eat Your Meat –by associate editor, Sharla Yates    noun: tenderloin; plural noun: tenderloin 1. the tenderest part of a loin of beef, pork, etc., taken from under the short ribs in the hindquarters. 2. North American informal a district of


Lit World Spotlight: The Museum of Americana Literary Review

By on February 5, 2015

Shining a light on some of our favorite publications It’s All Folk –by Corey Florindi, Managing Editor, The Fourth River When it comes to my artistic passions, poetry and editing do not stand alone. For as long as I can