The 2River View 17.1 (Fall 2012)


James B. Nicola has published in journals such as Cortland Review and Tar River. His book about the theater, Playing the Audience, won a CHOICE Award, and he has also won the Dana Literary Award for poetry.

Joe Benevento teaches at Truman State, where he co-edits Green Hills Literary Lantern. His latest of eight books is the chapbook Tough Guys Don't Write (Finishing Line Press).

Mariela Griffor is the director of Marick Press. Her books include Exiliana (Luna Publications) and House (Mayapple Press). Her translation of Canto General by Pablo Neruda is forthcoming from Tupelo Press.

April Clark Honaker lives in Ruston, Louisiana, where she teaches at Louisiana Tech University and serves as Associate Director of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council.

Suzanne Kehm was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Artist in Literature by the Nebraska Arts Council. Her work has appeared recently in The Battered Suitcase and The Platte Valley Review.

Sandra Kolankiewicz has most recently appeared in Bellingham Review and The Cortland Review. Turning Inside Out is available from Black Lawrence Press, and Blue Eyes Don't Cry won the 2008 Hackney Literary Award for the novel. 

Molly Kugel Merkner teaches at the University of Colorado at Denver and West Chester University.  Her poems have appeared most recently in The Buddhist Poetry Review, Poetry East, and Subtropics.

Tyler Mills is the author of Tongue Lyre (SIUP 2013), which won the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. She is currently in the PhD program for creative writing at the University of Illinois—Chicago.

Liza Porter received the 2009 Mary Ann Campau Memorial Poetry Fellowship from the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Her essay “In Plainview” was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2006.

James Robison has won a Whiting Grant, as well as a Rosenthal Foundation Award for his novel The Illustrator. A prose poem of his is a winner of a 2013 Pushcart Prize.

Miriam Sagan is the author of twenty-five books, including Map of the Post (University of New Mexico Press). She founded and directs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. Her blog is Miriam's Well. In 2010, she won the Santa Fe Mayor's award for Excellence in the Arts.

Virginia Smith is an MFA graduate of Northwestern's Creative Writing Program. Her work appears most recently in Denver Quarterly, Moria, Southern Poetry Review, and Stirring.

Art © 2012 by Alexandra Eldridge


Alexandra Eldridge holds a BA in art and literature from Ohio University and has continued her education at Cambridge University, England; Santa Reparata Graphic Workshop in Florence, Italy; Penland College; and most recently The Photographer’s Formulary in Montana. She has exhibited in Paris, London, Belgrade, Ljubljana, New York, California, and Santa Fe. Eldridge has been commissioned to paint murals in the Place de Vosges, Paris, and her work has been used for the cover of eight books of poetry. website