The 2River View 16.1 (Fall 2011)

New Poems by

Aw-o-tan Nisgah (Shield Little Brother) belongs to the Many Faces People, a family following the Blackfoot tradition in East Texas. His poetry has appeared in Barnwood, 3 AM, and Willows Wept Review.

Jenny Bitner has been published in Corium, Fence, Mississippi Review, PANK, and The Sun. She is also the author of the chapbook Mother (Pine Press).

Steve Coughlin lives on a horse farm in southeast Ohio. His recent work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, and

Gillian Cummings teaches workshops at a hospital in White Plains, New York. Her poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, CutBank, and The Laurel Review. Her chapbook Spirits of the Humid Cloud is forthcoming from dancing girl press.

John Harvey directs the Center for Creative Work at The Honors College, University of Houston. He is Resident Playwright for Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company. His poems have been published in Gulf Coast, NAP, Poet Lore, and Whiskey Island.

Laura Jo Hess is from St. Louis, Missouri. After writing textbooks in Chicago for two years, she moved to New York City to pursue an MFA at The New School. Her work is published in Blue Mesa Review, decomP magazine, Margie Review , and White Whale Review.

Brent Pallas has been in New England Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and The Southern Review. In 2007 abnd 2011, he was a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry given by Nimrod International Journal.

Mahtem Shiferraw was born in Eritrea, raised in Ethiopia, and currently lives in the Los Angeles. She is now completing her Masters in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Virginia Slachman is the author Inside Such Darkness (Tiger Bark 2010). Slachman, former poetry editor of Aspen Magazine and associate director of the Aspen Writers Conference, teaches at Principiea College.

Brigit Kelly Young has had her work published in Drunken Boat, Gargoyle,The North American Review, Opium Magazine, Pinch, Skive, and Whiskey Dregs. She studies at City College, City University of New York.

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Katrina Pallop is native of Princeton, New Jersey, now living in New York City, where she studies drama and aspires to be a playwright and photographer. contactwebsite