The 2River View 18.4 (Summer 2014)


Bradley J. Fest Bradley J. Fest is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. His poems have appeared in various journals, and his essays have been published in boundary 2, The Silence of Fallout, and elsewhere. He blogs at The Hyperarchival Parallax.

Kathyrn Haemmerle holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and creative writing from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana. She now resides in Boston. The two poems published here are from her collection Aperture.

April Krivensky studies at the University of Illinois Urbana—Champaign. Her work has been featured in Bluepepper, Lake City Lights, and The Orange Room Review. Her mother and older sister are her biggest heroes for all their support and endless love.

Kristin LaFollette teaches English and humanities to college students in northern Indiana where she lives with her husband.

Michael Lauchlan has poems in the The Cortland Review, New England Review, The North American Review, and Virginia Quarterly. Trumbull Ave. is forthcoming from WSU Press.

Gloria Monaghan is an Associate Professor at Wentworth Institute in Boston. Her work has appeared in Aries, Slope, and Spoonful. In 2012, Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Flawed.

Darren Morris has published poems and stories. Another poem currently appears in New Ohio Review.

Sherry O’Keefe is the author of Cracking Geodes Open and Making Good Use of August. She has recent poetry and prose at Camas: the Nature of the West, Escape Into Life, and PANK.

Jacqueline Dee Parker is an artist, poet, and instructor of art at Louisiana State University. Her mixed media paintings reside in private and corporate collections around the US and her poems appear in journals such as Atlanta Review, E-ratio, The Cortland Review, Chelsea, and The Southern Review. website

Sally Van Doren is the author of Possessive (LSU Press 2012) and Sex at Noon Taxes, (LSU Press 2008), which received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. She lives in St. Louis and New York City. website

Kami Westhoff teaches Creative Writing at Western Washington University. Her work has appeared in journals such as Carve, The Madison Review, Meridian, Phoebe, and Third Coast.

Art by Heidi Daub

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Residing and working in Maine since 1984, Heidi Daub exhibits her paintings throughout New England, abroad, and online. Daub’s art reflects her involvement in various artistic disciplines and her reverence for the natural world. Her paintings are housed nationally in private and corporate collections. website