The Fourth River

Issue 12 Table of Contents

Fiction
K. Jane Childs-Quitclaim
James Mathews-Extended Tour
Jason R. Poole-There from Here
Dallas Woodburn-In the Lemon Orchard

Nonfiction
Lori Brack-Hypothetical Landscape with Hound
Corrina Carter-Turkey-Watching in Dickinson County
Sadiqa de Meijer-Field Notes on Owl-Watching
Gladys Haunton-A Room Like a Poem
Margot Anne Kelley-Something that Loves a Wall
Sarah K. Lenz-Driving the Section Line
Justin Maxwell-Of Lieko
Gary L. McDowell-Interlude on Darkness

Poetry
Priscilla Atkins-Crumbs; Our Father, Founder of Nations; A Room Like August in Seattle
Tara Bray-Yard
Maryelizabeth Christine-Pope-Root and Spindle; Wake House
Jackie Craven-Postcards I Wish I’d Sent Lisbeth When We Were Girls And Her Parents Sent Her Away
Joseph Dorazio-Red Herring; Fairy Tale; Road Kill
Jeff Fearnside-Building Forts
Diane P. Freedman-February, 2008; February 6, 2008-Breakfast Poem; February 8, 2008
- 8 a.m.; February 7, 2009-Good Snow; February 15, 2009
Robert Gibb-Taking a Second Look At Pittsburgh in Douglas Cooper’s Memory Mural
Michael Goldman-Late Winter, potting
Chad Hanson-Urse Major
Lois Marie Harrod-The Spineless; Advice from a Gray Morning
Van Hartmann-Cypress Trees; She Might Have Flown
Lucas Jacob-Survival Tip #1: Living Through the Night
Susanna Lang-Prepositions and Marriage
Farzana Marie-Cure My Toothache, O Nail Driven into This Tree
Daye Phillippo-Current; After the Garden; Noon Prayer
Janeen Pergrin Rastall-Winter’s Grip
Corinna McClanahan Schroeder-Lessons in Karst Geology
Jen Siraganian-If I hadn’t broken my hip; There is something about a beautiful woman on crutches
Robert Tremmel-Uisce Beathadh; Cache La Poudre; Sheldahl; All the Questions; Policy
David Allen Sullivan-Flight
July Westhale-First Girlfriends

Keynote Speech and Interview
Dinty W. Moore-Compassion is a Verb: Writing Beyond the False Cloister of Human Experience

Artist Statement
Seth Clark-Mass 1