Visit 2River for the Fall Issue of 2RV

Visit 2River now to read the 19.1 (Fall 2014) issue of The 2River View, with new poems by S. L. Alderton, Jose Angel Araguz, Philip Belcher, Grant Clauser, Heather Derr-Smith, Howie Good, Robert W. King, John McKernan, Mariene Muller, Lynne Potts, and Teresa Sutton; plus new art by Rebecca Meredith.

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Vituperative by Rebecca Meredith

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Fall 2RV Just Days Away

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“Now” by Rebecca Meredith

Visit 2River late next week to read the 19.1 (Fall 2014) issue of The 2River View, with new poems by S. L. Alderton, Jose Angel Araguz, Philip Belcher, Grant Clauser, Heather Derr-Smith, Howie Good, Robert W. King, John McKernan, Mariene Muller, Lynne Potts, and Teresa Sutton; plus new art by Rebecca Meredith. Meanwhile, enjoy this selection from the upcoming issue.

Mariene Muller

White Ocean Motel

In the White Ocean Motel
at night our parents drink beer and boil
a tall pot of clams. “I hate clams,”

I hiss. I hate the clam gun, the bucket,
the beach at 5 a.m. I hate the gray
surf breaking beneath a burden

of rain. They laugh in the kitchen,
fog the window with steam. Three
teenagers sprawl across sandy beds,

the oldest preaching again what God
wants. God wants to save us. Save me
from go-karts, from fourteen,

from nothing good to eat or ever
happening. “The night is far spent,
the day is at hand.” When they all

fall asleep, I test God – “Lift this coat
to that bed.” The coat stays.
I cannot see I am moving.

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Poetry Postcard Project 2014

Two lucky people will be receiving the actual postcard below from 2River.

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Read Now the Summer Issue of 2RV

On the cusp of summer comes the 18.4 (Summer 2014) issue of The 2River View, a cool current of new poems by Bradley J. Fest, Kathryn Haemmerle, April Krivensky, Kristin LaFollette, Michael Lauchlan, Gloria Monaghan, Darren Morris, Sherry O’Keefe, Jacqueline Dee Parker, Sally Van Doren, Kami Westhoff; and art by Heidi Daub.

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Sally Van Doren at Poem-A-Day

Sally Van Doren, a regular contributor here at 2River, appeared in Poem-A-Day on April 4, 2014. It’s alway rewarding to see a 2River poet elsewhere, especially at the prestigious poets.org.

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Summer 2RV Just Days Away

The Swimmer

The Swimmer by Heidi Daub

Visit 2River late next week to read the 18.4 (Summer 2014) issue of The 2River View, with new poems by Bradley Fest, Kathryn Haemmerle, April Krivensky, Kristin LaFollette, Michael Lauchlan, Gloria Monaghan, Darren Morris, Sherry O’Keefe, Jacqueline Dee Parker, Sally Van Doren, and Kami Westhoff; plus new art by Heidi Daub. Meanwhile, enjoy this selection from the upcoming issue.

Sally Van Doren


Justice

The devil trains mother
To train her troubled son
To use a semiautomatic rifle
And he shoots her first

In the face before he opens
Fire on the elementary school.
(Father and brother spared,
Having long since fled the dirtied

Nest.) In his memoirs, the devil cites
As one of his greatest achievements
The introduction of war weapons
As recreational toys in broken

Suburban households.  That,
And the deprivation of the
Rights of a six-year-old
To advance to the second grade.

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Chicklets Broadside

Chicklets Broadside

I’ve mentioned that my Literary Publishing class last semester had to follow through with journal concept, which included a literary postcard, a broadside, and the journal itself. Earlier I posted the Chicklets postcard. Here’s the broadside, with text from a story by Natalie Upchurch, also a member of the class.

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