The Fourth River

Issue 11

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Poem: “Beheaded Deer, The Power Lines Near Brewster Lake,” by Kate Belew

By on October 7, 2016

From The Fourth River, Issue 11   Listen to Kate Belew read “Beheaded Deer, The Power Lines Near Brewster Lake”   It was too late by the time the last sparks flew. I had already been tangled in the webs

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Essay: “The Seedbank of Mount Sutro,” by Elizabeth C. Creely

By on May 26, 2014

  Mount Sutro, a hill in San Francisco, is difficult to characterize. At 908 feet, it’s a very tall hill that comes close to being a small mountain. (Another 92 feet, and it would have that distinction.) Many hundreds of

Essay: “Adhering,” by Nicole Parizeau

By on May 15, 2014

Slime (vb.) In part, from the Greek linere: to daub, besmear, rub out. Erase. A fresh and robust slime trail can trap a rolling dime. On a crepuscular sidewalk, from a certain angle (you’ve seen this), a snail trail glows