The 2River View 21.1 (Fall 2016)

New Poems By

Scott Edward Anderson is the author of Fallow Field (Aldrich Press, 2013) and Walks in Nature’s Empire (The Countryman Press, 1995). He has been a Concordia Fellow at the Millay Colony for the Arts and is a past recipient of the Nebraska Review Award. websitecontact

Walter Bargen has published eighteen books of poetry, most recently Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (2009), Endearing Ruins (2012), Trouble Behind Glass Doors (2013), Gone West (2014), and Three-corner Catch (2015). From 2008 to 2009, Bargen served as the first poet laureate of Missouri.  websitecontact

Lana Bella has two chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016) and Adagio (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming), with poetry and fiction in journals such as California Quarterly, Columbia Journal, Poetry San Pedro River Review, and Tipton Poetry Journal. Bellaresides in the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam. facebook

Michelle Brooks is the author of Make Yourself Small (Backwaters Press) and a novella, Dead Girl, Live Boy (Storylandia Press). Her photography has been published in Arabesques, Straightforward Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A native Texan, Brooks has spent much of her adult life in Detroit, Michigan. contact

Vincent Casaregola teaches American Literature, Film/Media Studies, Rhetorical Studies, and Creative Writing at Saint Louis University. He has published poetry in a number of journals, including The Examined Life, Natural Bridge, VIA, and WLA. contact

Ja'net Danielo is an Assistant Professor of English at Cerritos College, where she teaches creative writing and composition. Her poems have appeared in The Cortland Review, Red Rock Review, SOFTBLOW, and elsewhere. Danielo lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband and her dog. contact

Daniel Fitzpatrick grew up in New Orleans, studied philosophy at the University of Dallas, and now lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with his wife and daughter. He has recently assembled a poetry manuscript, All the Race of Beauty, and is finishing his first novel, Only the Lover Sings. contact

Christien Gholson is the author of All the Beautiful Dead (Bitter Oleander Press, 2016); On the Side of the Crow (Hanging Loose Press, 2006); and a novel, A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind (Parthian, 2011). blogcontact

Vincent Poturica lives with his wife in Long Beach, California, where he teaches at local community colleges. His writing appears or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM; Forklift, Ohio; New England Review; and Western Humanities Review. contact

Bill Rector is a gastroenterologist. His poetry has been published in a variety of journals, including Amerika, Field, Hotel, and Prairie Schooner. His first book, bill, is available through Proem Press. Rector has also written Lost Moth, a chapbook about the loss of his daughter. contact

Amanda Wells teaches English at the University of Missouri—St. Louis while maintaining a gig in web communications. You can follow her rants, research, and daydreams via Twitter at @STLGrad. contact

Photography from the West

Deadpan Inferno by James DeebAfter the Fire by James DeebTable of Days by James Deeb

Richard Long takes photographs and makes movies from his bicycle while traveling in the summer self-supported around the United States. He puts many of those photographs and movies on his wilderness blog,

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