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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

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

So That You Know Your Story Will Be Told: An Interview with Sabata-mpho Mokae

By on January 5, 2015

–by Amanda Long, for The Fourth River   I recently sat down with South African writer Sabata-mpho Mokae, and discussed his influences, oral storytelling and how language affects the way a story is told and absorbed. Mokae’s debut novel in

A Second Look: “Hot Air Ballooning,” by Erin Jourdan

By on December 17, 2014

In this new series, the staff of The Fourth River comb back through our archives to find and share with you the pieces they believe deserve a second look. Floating in Poetry -by Amanda Long, The Fourth River Staff  

Embracing the Gap: An Interview with Alix Ohlin

By on December 15, 2014

  –by Tess Wilson, for The Fourth River   Alix Ohlin is the author of two novels – Inside and The Missing Person – and two collections of short stories – Signs and Wonders and Babylon and Other Stories. More

Second Look: “Dreaming on the Surface,” by Lissy Goralnik

By on December 10, 2014

In this new series, the staff of The Fourth River comb back through our archives to find and share with you the pieces they believe deserve a second look. Surfacing by Sharla Yates, The Fourth River Staff I’m the type

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

From There He Began Making: A Profile of Pittsburgh Artist Ryder Henry

By on December 5, 2014

  — by Taylor Smith, for The Fourth River   I am standing in the middle of an exhibit at the Mattress Factory in downtown Pittsburgh—the room is fully carpeted, and I am surrounded by nearly thirty brick-brown model towers.