James Bertolino is a past Writer In Residence at Willamette University in Oregon and is now retired. His work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Indiana Review, Notre Dame Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and other magazines; and anthologized internationally—including in Century: 100 Major Modern Poets.

Alice Cullina received her BA in English from Harvard University, where she wrote a book-length collection of poetry for her Honors thesis. She lives in New York City.

Michael Flanagan was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in the New York metropolitan area. Poems of his have appeared in small press periodicals across the country.

Jaimie Gusman lives in Seattle where she validates data and builds artful things from collapsed filing cabinets. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Diagram, Margins Magazine, and Permafrost.

Chera Hammons lives in Laguna, New Mexico. She has successfully competed in the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Annual Competition, and Frontiers in Writing. Her poetry appears or is scheduled to appear in The Cherry Blossom Review and Paradidomi Review.

Robert Jacoby lives in Maryland. The two poems here in 2RV are from Stars Fall Nude, currently seeking a publisher. Excerpts from Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales—a memoir-by-interview of a 61-year-old, life-long merchant seaman, also seeking a publisher—appear in Alice Blue Review and Oregon Literary Review.

Thomas David Lisk teaches American Literature and sometimes Journalism at North Carolina State University. His work has appeared in Bat City Review, Hotel Amerika, Massachusetts Review, and Town Creek. His newest books are These Beautiful Limits (Parlor Press, 2006) and Tentative List (a) (Kitchen Press Chapbooks, 2008).

Iain Macdonald, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, has earned his bread and beer in various ways—from tree climbing to seafaring. He currently lives in northern California, where he works as a high school English teacher.

Michael K. Meyers teaches at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. His fiction and audio work have appeared in Chelsea, Chicago Noir, Fiction, Fringe, Mad Hatter, The New Yorker, Quick Fiction, and Word Riot. A video piece can be viewed at 9th Letter. His CD of flash fictions is Once Again Doctor Freud’s Horse Has Gone Missing. (web site)

Nancy J. Wing has been writing poems for more than 50 years. She has appeared in literary journals, is a winner of first prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia, and has self-published Calling From The Seed.

Gerald Yelle teaches high school English. Poems of his are published or forthcoming in Argestes, Main Channel Voices, Main Street Rag, and Pinyon.

Art © 2008 by Mitko Zhelezarov

Noah's Ark

Sailing with Boat

Sailing with Chalice


13.1 (Fall 2008)   The 2River View