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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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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

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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,

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2014 Pushcart Prize Nominations

By on November 10, 2014

We’re excited to nominate the following authors and their work for the 2014 Pushcart Prize anthology: Terry Belew: “Cigarette Vending Machine, an Elegy” (Poetry) Beth McKinney: “In Preparation for Shortening Days” (Poetry) Elizabeth Dodd: “The Meeting of the Waters” (Poetry

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Letters from Lindsay House

By on October 6, 2014

I am a person who believes in celebrating one’s own birthday lavishly and extensively. This weekend I did just that with friends and family at my home on Friday night, with my kids at the city’s terrific Children’s Museum on

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What’s New at The Fourth River?

By on April 8, 2014

  Quite a lot, actually, so thanks for asking!   1.       The Fourth River, Issue 11 Release! On Tuesday, April 15th, we will launch issue 11, which features poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction from some terrific writers, including Barbara Hurd,

2013 Pushcart Prize Nominations

By on November 26, 2013

We’re excited to nominate the following authors and their work for the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology: Lisa Summe: “Dream #2″ (poetry) Sara Watson: “Now Her Dumb Dog Runs Away” (poetry) Jeanne Wagner: “Prunus suncordata” (poetry) Colin Rafferty: “The Yellow Flowers”

Word Circus, 11/22

By on November 18, 2013

Friday, Nov. 22 7:30pm Most Wanted Fine Art 5015 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224 Presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program in collaboration with Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery, this free monthly reading series features a mix of poetry

Coffee Buddha Reading, 11/19

By on November 18, 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 19 8pm Coffee Buddha 964 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237 Please join us for the final Coffee Buddha Reading of the Fall. Again we’ll feature an evening of fiction and poetry from two writers with brand new books: