The Fourth River

Issue 7 Table of Contents

Robert Isenberg
Interview with Michael Byers 9
Michael Byers
A Quarter of the Sky 13
Lori Jakiela
Critter Control 22
Candace Black
On the Second Day of Her Forty-ninth Year 28
The Canyon 30
December 32
Kathleen Kirk
In Miami on the Seventh Day 33
White Campion 34
Craig van Rooyen
Farmer’s Market 35
Claudia Stanek
A Quaint Task 37
E.J. Wright
Why I ??Pennsylvania 38
Sarah M. Wells
Stumps 39
Kathryn DeZur
Infestation of Luck 40
Geography 41
Christine Butterworth-McDermott
Skeletons 42
Ursa Major & Minor 43
The Birds We Killed One Night 44
Jackie Bartley
Seeing Pittsburgh 46
Alan Harawitz
Birds on the Wire 49
Jose Antonio Rodriguez
Fuchsia 50
The Glass Always Almost Invisible 52
Sara E. Lamers
Pretend To Understand 54
Joel Long
Aurora 56
Gaylord Brewer
Upon My Grandmother-in-Law Asking Why I Always Leave To Write 57
Donna Emerson
What She Said 58
Meredith Davies Hadaway
Doubts about My Father 60
Night-Light 61
Hillary Wentworth
Blowing Rock 62
Tim Hunt
Eucalyptus 66
Chris Hayes
Palmyra Rock Quarry 68
Daughter, You Will Not Remember This Cradle 70
Margo Farrington
The Mouse 71
Stacia M. Fleegal
Visitor’s Pass to Bedlam 73
Mary Soon Lee
No One Could Love It 75
James Engelhardt
Appetites 76
Donna J. Long
A Late Night Janitor Finishes His Shift 77
The Sunset Tonight Could Make Me Cry, or Sing 78
Drive 80
Donna Pucciani
Not Needed 81
Death of a Canada Goose 82
Charlotte Pence
Bat Falling from the Sky into the Pool 84
What I Learned Early On 85
Laton Carter
The Downy’s Headfeathers 86
Steve Edwards
Recipe for Happiness: Early March 87
Terri Glass
Evening in Inverness 88
Travis Mossotti
Creating the Garden 89
Reminiscing Skyros 90
Box 91
I’m Explaining a Few Things 92
Karen Hildebrand
The Sad Story of Her Dream House in the Mountains 93
Alice Pero
Barter 94
Suburban Landscape 95
John Samuel Tieman
St. Louis Poem 96
Terry Ann Thaxton
Drought in Florida 97
Trying To Name It 98
Joanne Lowery
Fontainebleau 100
Joe Wilkins
Right Now 101
Richard Luftig
Weather Map 102
Octavio Quintanilla
Affair 103
Privacy 104
About the Authors 106

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