Friendship by Kimberly Becker

Kimberly Becker made this video to accompany an essay on friendship that she wrote for her Composition I class at St. Louis Community College–Meramec. In the middle of the video her friend takes a running start and flies off the porch!

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Fall Brings a New Issue of 2RV

From 2River, on this night of the super moon, comes the Fall issue of The 2River View, with new poems by Robert Nazarene, Allison Bromage, Mario Duarte, Christien Gholson, Mark Jackley, John Leo, Rita Maria Martinez, Erin Toungate, Meaghan Quinn, Betsy Tighe, and Richard Weaver.


Postcard painting by Franz Marc

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With the Super Moon Comes the Fall Issue of 2RV

Look this coming Sunday of the super moon for the Fall issue of The 2River View, with new poems by Robert Nazarene, Alison D. Moncrief Bromage, Mario Duarte, Christien Gholson, Mark Jackley, John Leo, Rita Maria Martinez, Erin Pringle-Toungate, Meaghan Quinn, Betsy Fogelman Tighe, and Richard Weaver.


Postcard painting by Franz Marc

Meanwhile, like pages swirling down like an autumn leaves, here fall two poems from the issue.

Mark Jackley

Twenty Years after She Dies, Your Mom Invites my Daughter to Go Sledding with your Kids

Her voice brassy as ever.
The phone is black,
its cord

curled the way they were.
Night falls
in my dream—

a snowy hill, one moment
bright in time
or someplace

else where laughter
bursts in little flames.

Where Did our Love Go?

Diana Ross, I know.

It slipped out of that house she rented up on Chicken Mountain,
padded in bare feet
to the moonlit gap between
the porch and barn and stopped
to wiggle toes
in clover,
and maybe for the first time,

Mark Jackley has poems in Fifth Wednesday, Sugar House Review, Tampa Review, Talking River, and other journals. His recent chapbook is Appalachian Night. Jackley lives in Sterling, Virginia.
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Strength by Shannon Moses

To sate your thirst for the upcoming Fall 2015 issue of The 2River View, here’s a short video essay by Shannon Moses, a student last Spring semester in Dr. Richard Long’s Composition II class at STLCC–Meramec.

Strength by Shannon Moses

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Bare Minimum by Saul Hernandez

A prose poem and videoed by Saul Hernandez for Dr. Richard Long’s Poetry Writing class (Spring 2015) at St. Louis Community College–Meramec

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Summer Comes Early to 2River

Dunes-Late Evening

Follow the summer sun over to 2River and sit in the shade with new poems by Fang Bu, Anna E. Childs, Lenny DellaRocca, Maria Elting, Marcia Hurlow, William Knudsen, George Moore, Taylor Rickett, Mary Ellen Shaughan, and Corey Smith.

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A 2River Summer “So Lustfully Near”


The temp’s building fast to the release of the 19.4 (Summer 2015) issue of 2RV. To up the heat, here’s a poem from the mag by Maria Elting.

Stems (a revelation of suicide considered)

I should like to keep the flowers fresh by the windowside
I should like to dry and press them free from the brittle grief of wilting, you below,
So, do not, just yet, go.
A week, a month, next Fall, fifty Falls from now but
a plot and stone grow no green that is more becoming
than the pink Spring of your cheeks this morning, in bed,
me beside
fifty Falls will come, come rushing, come quick
they will come to you so—do not so quickly run from me, while the flowers are fresh
and your dear soft skin going rosen and gold,
announcing a summer so lustfully near.

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