The 2River View 23.2 (Winter 2019)


Sally Albiso has published three chapbooks: Newsworthy (Camber Press) and two others from Finishing Line Press: The Notion of Wings and The Fire Eater and the Bearded Lady. Moonless Grief was released by MoonPath Press this spring. ("Wildfire" from Moonless Grief)

Devon Balwit has published in journals such as The Carolina Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, Fifth Wednesday, Grist, QU, Rattle, Sierra Nevada Review, The Sugar House Review, The Timberline Review, and Triggerfish.

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal lives in Los Angeles, where he works in the mental health field. He is the author of several books, including Songs for Oblivion (Alternating Current Press), Peering into the Sun (Poets Democracy), Raw Materials (Pygmy Forest Press), and Everything is Permitted (Ten Pages Press).

Renee Emerson has poems in magazines such as Perspectives and Valley Voices. She is the author of Keeping Me Still (Winter Goose Publishing 2014) and Threshing Floor (Jacar Press 2016). (blog)

Howie Good is the author of The Loser’s Guide to Street Fighting, winner of the 2017 Lorien Prize from Thoughtcrime Press; and Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry.

Kathleen Hellen is the author of The Only Country Was the Color of My Skin (2018), Umberto’s Night, and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento.
Michael Mark has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New York Times, Rattle, River Styx, Spillway, Sugar House Review, The Sun, Verse Daily, and The Poetry Foundation’s American Life in Poetry. (website)

Douglas Nordfors has published two books of poetry: Auras (2008), and The Fate Motif (2013), both with Plain View Press. Recent journal publications include Burnside Review, Chariton Review, The Hollins Critic, and The Louisville Review.

Karen June Olson lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Her poems have appeared here at 2River, The Mas Tequila Review, Third Wednesday, Tipton Poetry Journal, and UCity Review. Her chapbook Living in Midair is forthcoming (2River, Spring 2019).

J. J. Starr studied at the NYU Creative Writing Program in New York City, where she was a Veterans Writer’s Workshop Fellow. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Drunken Boat, Juked, The Shallow Ends, The Wrath-Bearing Tree, among others. (website)

Nancy Takacs is a former wilderness instructor who lives in Utah and Wisconsin, where she workshops with writers with early Alzheimer’s. The Worrier Poems received the Juniper Prize for Poetry (2017), and it was the 2018 winner of the 15 Bytes Poetry Book Award. (website)

Photography from End of the Year

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