The Fourth River

From There He Began Making: A Profile of Pittsburgh Artist Ryder Henry

By on December 5, 2014

  — by Taylor Smith, for The Fourth River   I am standing in the middle of an exhibit at the Mattress Factory in downtown Pittsburgh—the room is fully carpeted, and I am surrounded by nearly thirty brick-brown model towers.

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