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.
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.
Meanwhile, like pages swirling down like an autumn leaves, here fall two poems from the issue.
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,
curled the way they were.
in my dream—
a snowy hill, one moment
bright in time
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
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.
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
A prose poem and videoed by Saul Hernandez for Dr. Richard Long’s Poetry Writing class (Spring 2015) at St. Louis Community College–Meramec
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.
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,
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.
Visit 2River late next week for the 19.4 (Summer 2015) issue of 2RV, with new poems by Fang Bu, Anna E. Childs, Lenny DellaRocca, Maria Elting, Marcia Hurlow, William Knudsen, George Moore, Taylor Ricket, and Mary Ellen Shaughan. Meanwhile, enjoy this poem from the upcoming issue.
You will survive me
You will hide my memory
In yours, scenery and family
Vacations. On a sad, lonesome,
Whiskey night, you will, in hushed
Tones, whisper my insecurities
To friends whose warm arms will
Calm you. This and your horizontal
Pillow ebb seclusion until the day,
My Baby Pie, when you join the collective
Cosmos and we meander eternity
I’ll receive you and once the last person we knew
Speaks our names for the last time, we’ll
Vaporize along with our era
As we coma together. They’ll never know
Of the winter walk we took tonight in the garden
As the snow fell among the silent trees