The 2River View 15.2 (Winter 2011)

New Poems by

Allen Edwin Butt has appeared in Poetry, Venereal Kittens, and elsewhere. "In" is part of a sequence called 20 Prepositions, three of which are appearing in Issue 7 of Peaches & Bats.

Melissa Castillo-Garsow is currently pursuing a Master's in Creative Writing at Fordham University. Her fiction appears in A Daughter's Story and Shaking Like a Mountain.

Jessica DeWent holds a BA in Creative Writing from Grand Valley State University. Currently she works for a fair trade company writing about and researching art from third world countries.

Richard Garcia is the author of Rancho Notorious and The Persistence of Objects, both from BOA Editions; and the chapbook of prose poems, Chickenhead (FootHills Publishing).

Cindy R. Goff holds an MFA from George Mason University. Her poetry has appeared Exquisite Corpse, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Her books of poems are Appalachian Flood (2009) and The Gods of Greenery (forthcoming in 2011).

Nina Lindsay is the author of Today's Special Dish (Sixteen Rivers Press). Her poems have appeared in Bellingham Review, FENCE, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.

Pamela Manasco is a freelance writer and editor living in the Birmingham, Alabama area. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina—Wilmington.

John Mann has appeared most recently in The Gettysburg Review. His play—Mass Destruction, Weapons Of—was produced by the New World Arts Theatre in Goshen, Indiana, in 2004. His chapbook is Wyoming (Finishing Line Press 2008).

Greg Nicholl is an assistant editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press. His poetry has appeared in Arts & Letters, Crab Creek Review, Harpur Palate, Natural Bridge, and elsewhere.

Nick Ripatrazone has work in Beloit Fiction Journal, Esquire, The Mississippi Review, and West Branch. Oblations, a collection of prose poems, is forthcoming from Gold Wake Press in 2011.

Richard Schiffman has poems appearing or forthcoming in 32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, North American Review, Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.

William Stratton lives Newmarket, New Hampshire, where he attends the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire.

Photography by Robin Michael Brown

Female Cardinal

Femaie Cardinal

Park Twilight

Park Twilight

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Male Cardinal

Robin Michael Brown is a historian, nature photographer, and writer in St. Louis, Missouri.