July 4, 2022: The Summer 2022 issue of The 2River View is now available. Read and listen to new poems by Michelle Hendrixson-Miller, Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, Aurora Bones, Ian Capelli, Abigail Dembo, Jessica Freeman, Kevin Miller, Vanessa Ogle, Federica Santini, and Vivian Wagner. And don’t forget that 2River is now reading for the 27.1 (Fall 2022) issue of 2RV.
The winter issue of The 2River View is coming together over at 2River. In early December be sure to look for it, with new poems by Sally Albiso, Devon Balwit, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, Renee Emerson Howie Good, Kathleen Hellen, Michael Mark Douglas Nordfors, Karen June Olson, J. J. Starr, and Nancy Takacs
Have faith. Ignore the late winter snow. Spring is coming! Meanwhile, here’s a second teaser from the Spring issue of The 2River View.
Bill Freedman is a retired professor of English Literature, a scholar of modern literature, and a historian of baseball fans. His poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, The California Quarterly, The Iowa Review, The Nation, The Quarterly, Rattle, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.
It’s not winter yet here in St. Louis, but the cold weather has settled in, so it’s time to announce contributors to the upcoming Winter 2018 issue of The 2River View: Daniel Bourne, Clara Burghelea, Andrew Cox, Elizabeth Forsythe, Laura E. Hoffman, JC Hopkins, Brock Jones, Kevin McLellan, Wendy Noonan, Martin Ott, and Stella Vinitchi Radulescu. Be sure to visit 2River on the first day of winter to read new poems by these fabulous writers.
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
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.
Summer is here, and the living is wonderfully easy. Kick back with something cold–a drink, a slice of watermelon, a bowl of strawberries–and spend some time with the Summer 2013 issue of The 2River View. You’ll be wading into a river of wonderful new poems by Taylor Graham, John Guzlowski, Kip Knott, Katherine Mitchell, A. Molotkov, Dave Nielsen, Andrew Oerke, Suzanne Parker, Andres Rojas, Megan Volpert, and Steven Winn. Be swept away.
2River enters its 17th year with the Fall issue of The 2River View and new poems by James B. Nicola Joe Benevento, Mariela Griffor, April Clark Honaker, Suzanne Kehm, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Molly Kugel Merkner, Tyler Mills, Liza Porter, James Robison, Miriam Sagan, and Virginia Smith