Read Pam Garvey’s Seven Miles Deep

It’s always exciting to learn that poets here at 2River find acclaim elsewhere. Most recently, Pam Garvey has published her first full length collection at Five Oaks Press. Many of the poems in Seven Miles Deep initially appeared in Things Impossible to Swallow, an entry in the 2River Chapbook Series. Patrick Donnelly says that the poems in Seven Miles Deep cast “an unflinching gaze” on the sufferings of our times. These are poems worth reading.


Seven Miles Deep by Pamela Garvey

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Spring Brings New Issue of 2RV

Spring begins today at 6:29 a.m. and also brings a new issue of 2RV, with new poems by Deborah Brown, Lauren Davis, Audrey Gidman, James Harms, L. I. Henley, Lowell Jaeger, Richard Pacheco, Sarah Wetzel, Rodd Whelpley, and Donald Zirillii.


They Named Me Baby Boy

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Spring Coming Next Week to 2River

Visit 2River next Wednesday for new poems by Deborah Brown, Lauren Davis, Audrey Gidman, James Harms, L. I. Henley, Lowell Jaeger, Richard Pacheco, Sarah Wetzel, Rodd Whelpley, and Donald Zirilli.


They Buried Maria

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New Pages Reviews 2River and Winter Issue of 2RV

An unassuming, simple, quiet literary site: that’s an excellent thing, says New Pages in its review of 2River and the winter issue of 2RV.


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Midwest Writers Podcast from Personal Rejection Letter

Personal Rejection Letter is a great podcast from two Midwest writers with day jobs. Dan and Kelly discuss “the seedy underbelly of the lit life.” So far in their first two episodes they have had plenty to say about the trumpifying question of art’s role in times of trumpble (see 2River’s #poetsagainsttrump) to the annoying fees that many literary magazines charge (2River’s a big NOT) for reading submissions.


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Poets Against Trump


#poetsagainsttrump in St. Louis, Missouri

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Why Poetry

I like the why toward the end, where Robert Hass says, “Paradise Lost was printed in an edition of no more than 1,500 copies and transformed the English language. Took a while. Wordsworth had new ideas about nature: Thoreau read Wordsworth, Muir read Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt read Muir, and we got a lot of national parks. Took a century. What poetry gives us is an archive, the fullest existent archive of what human beings have thought and felt by the kind of artists who loved language in a way that allowed them to labor over how you make a music of words to render experience exactly and fully.”

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