The 2River View 25.4 (Summer 2021)

Ted Kooser is a poet, essayist, and Presidential Professor of English at The University of Nebraska—Lincoln. He served as the United States Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006, and his book Delights & Shadows won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. website

Matthew Freeman is a poet and songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri. His most recent publications are Ideas of Reference at Jesuit Hall (Coffeetown Press) and the chapbook Exile (2River).

Will Harmon is a poet, philosopher, mountaineer, and undergraduate student at New York University. His work here in 2RV is his first publication.

Sheree La Puma has poems most recently in Chiron Review and Plainsongs. She is the author the chapbooks Politics of Love (Ghost City Press) and Broken: Do Not Use (Main Street Rag). website

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg served as the Kansas Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2013. She is the author of twenty-four books, including How Time Moves: New & Selected Poems and Needle in the Bone, a non-fiction book on the Holocaust. website

Matthew Murrey is a school librarian in Urbana, Illinois. His poems have appeared most recently in JAMA, Okay Donkey, and One. Bulletproof was published in 2019 by Jacar Press. website

Benjamin Nash has had poems accepted in Kestrel, Pembroke Magazine, RHINO, VOLT, and elsewhere.

Karen June Olson is a poet and Professor of Early Childhood Education and the author of Living Midair (2River). She lives in a near century home with her husband and two cats.

Charles Rafferty has a collection of prose poems—A Cluster of Noisy Planets—forthcoming from BOA Editions. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker and The Southern Review. Rafferty co-directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College. faculty page

SM Stubbs is a former co-owner of a bar in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Iron Horse Literary Review, New Ohio Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere.

Diane Thiel has published ten books of poetry and nonfiction. Questions from Outer Space is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Thiel is a Professor at the University of New Mexico, and her awards include PEN, NEA and Fulbright Awards. website

Sally Van Doren is an American poet and artist. She has published three collections of poetry, the first of which won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her fourth book, Sibilant, is forthcoming from LSU Press. website

Antanaclasis and Polyptoton Drawings by Sally Van Doren (websiteInstagram)

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