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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

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

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

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

A Second Look: “She Dreams of Muddy Water” by Sarah McCartt-Jackson

By on December 3, 2014

  Dreaming of, Again and Again  -by Taylor Smith, The Fourth River Staff             I have read and reread Sarah McCartt-Jackson’s poem “She Dreams of Muddy Water” repeatedly, hoping to, perhaps, uncover some truth from her exquisite lines. I hope that

A Second Look: “Critter Control” by Lori Jakiela

By on November 19, 2014

We’ll Just See About That  -by Ryan Rydzewski, The Fourth River Staff “And now the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and my mother had a shovel,” writes Lori Jakiela at the beginning of her essay, “Critter Control,” from The Fourth

A Second Look: “A Year of Dreams” by Sarah A. Chavez

By on November 12, 2014

“From Waking to Dreaming” –by Kylie Walnoha, The Fourth River Staff   The rarity of being on the end of publishing that involves making decisions for the journal has been a unique as well as a fun journey. I have