The Fourth River

Issue 6 Table of Contents

Fiction

  • Laila al-Atrash – Excerpt from November Desires
  • Tony Donnelly – Missing Child
  • Derek Green – Member of Highest Standing

Interview

  • Laila al-Atrash
  • Astrid Cabral
  • Peter Cole
  • Derek Green
  • Robert Hass
  • Samuel Hazo
  • Alexis Levitin
  • Claudia Rankine
  • Naomi Shihab Nye

Contest Winners

  • Isaac Anderson – Regarding the Water
  • Anne Corbitt – The Apartment
  • Susan Finch – Self-Arrest
  • Yelizaveta P. Renfro – Planting Trees
  • Meghan Cadwallader – Yield
  • Suzanne Roberts – Poultry Stall
  • Julie Porter – Giant Cabbage Contest

Creative Nonfiction

  • Melanie Sevcenko – An Open Letter to Mr. Barack Obama

Poetry

  • Astrid Cabral – Calamidade; Calamity; Rio Paralítico; Paralytic River; Piscinas; Pools; Acimabaixo; Above Below
  • Matthew Gavin Frank – Jo’burg Flytrap; Another Cleopatra
  • Derek G. Handley – Petting Dolphins in Iraq
  • Samuel Hazo – Signs of Life in a Sundown City
  • Liberty Heise – Drobak; Aland; Amsterdam
  • Athena Kashyap – Crossing Black Water; Coming Down the Mountain
  • Lidia Kosk – Las zastygl; The Forest Settles
  • Peter Ludwin – Apollo in the Time of John Wesley Harding; Return to the Kevarna Meduza
  • Melanie Stoff Maier – Bingen Am Rhine
  • Salgando Maranhão – Terra Chã #5; from Flatlands #5; Terra Chã #7; from Flatlands #7; Terra Chã #8; from Flatlands #8
  • Marsha Matthews – Secrets of the Sisala
  • David Murphy – Teeth & Bone; Poem for the Man Committing Suicide in the Streets of Kabul
  • Perry S. Nicholas – Aristoteli
  • Suzanne Roberts – Jungle Lodge; At the Café; Madrugada; Almost Somewhere
  • Alejandro Saravia – Improvisation III
  • Claudia Serea – Real Good Cabbage; Tuesday Night; Fata Morgana
  • Avery Slater – August Rice Paddies
  • Mark Terrill – Yes I Did
  • Liliana Ursu – Requiem for a Wasp; Eating Grapes in February; Telescope Trained on Monticello and Apold