Fall 2RV a Week Away

The cool 21_1 (Fall 2016) issue of The 2River View is just a week away! Meanwhile, enjoy this poem from the issue.

Vincent Cassaregola

Seasonal Disorder

Trees etch themselves
deftly, carefully,
on a watercolor wash
of blue-grey sky,
their unleaved branches
starkly definite,
black as inkstrokes.

At the horizon,
the edge of sunset fades
gold to pale yellow,
even as I watch.

Somewhere in the grass,
or bushes, a final cricket
sounds its passing notes
for these last warm days,
unexpected in December.

Together, we wait,
leaning toward solstice,
believing that seasons still
take their inevitable course
and even growing darkness,
heavy as it may be,
falls away, hits bottom
and has an end.

Vincent Casaregola teaches American Literature, Film/Media Studies, Rhetorical Studies, and Creative Writing at Saint Louis University. He has published poetry in a number of journals, including The Examined Life, Natural Bridge, VIA, and WLA.
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Summer’s Giving Way to Fall Issue of 2RV

It’s September in St. Louis, where the midwest heat is starting to fade like a late summer day, a sure sign a cool Fall issue of The 2River View is just down the road.

western_roadSo a friendly reminder: hit 2River on the first day of fall for the 20.1 (Fall 2016) issue of The 2River View, where you’ll find new poems by Scott Edward Anderson, Walter Bargen, Lana Bella, Michelle Brooks, Vincent Casaregola, Ja’net Danielo, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Christien Gholson, Vincent Poturica, William Rector, and Amanda Wells.

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An Early Summer Arrival at 2River

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So what if it’s mid-spring. Jump over to 2River for the summer issue of The 2River View, with new poems by Jo Ann Baldinger, Taylor Bond, Matthew Scott Freeman, Guiseppe Getto, Alex Greenberg, M. Nassori Pavone, Carlos Reyes, Jane Stephens Rosenthal, Danielle Sellers, William Waters, and Wendy Wisner. 2River is also now reading for the 21.1 (Fall 2016) issue of 2RV. Read the guidelines.

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From the Upcoming Summer 2RV

The 20.4 (Summer 2016) issue of The 2River View is just a few days away. Anticipate new poems as hot and crazy as this teaser:

Matthew Scott Freeman

My God is Not a Platonic God, Though

I was walking up Delmar out of lockdown
to get my beautifully meaningful
soda when I saw
a pretty girl coming out
of the light and into the shadow
and I passed her by
and when I came into
the soft light I stopped
and knelt and prayed for mercy

and I was not quite actually
a part of the real world
and talk about the failure
to reach the impossible thing
like catching a catnap on my
ex-girlfriend’s grave and an evil
spirit coming in and out of me
and body language and the CIA
and the mirror and trying not
to be a loser and gone beyond girls
and I said this to the mirror
I said Father Good when Lesbia
comes back I promise to
love her just like an angel would.

Matthew Scott Freeman holds an MFA from the University of Missouri–St Louis, where he was given the graduate poetry prize. His fifth book, Everything I Love Restored, was recently published by Coffeetown Press.
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Visit 2River late next week for the 20.4 (Summer 2016) issue of The 2River View, with hot new poems by Jo Ann Baldinger, Taylor Bond, Matthew Scott Freeman, Guiseppe Getto, Alex Greenberg, M. Nassori Pavone, Carlos Reyes, Jane Stephens Rosenthall, Danielle Sellers, William Waters, and Wendy Wisner.

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Cover photo of Summer issue by Sarah Katharina Kayß
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2River’s Daily Picks for NPM 2016

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2River’s Daily Picks for National Poetry Month 2016
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The Final Day of NPM 2016

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“The Little Hole” by George Oppen, from New Collected Poems (New Direction, 1972)
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