by Ciera Miller, Nostalgia Contest 2nd place winner Dear France, I have been feeling nostalgia lately. Nostalgia for your nine meter room, down the hall your kitchen that’s only open … Continue Reading Dear France
by Mark Bennion, Nostalgia Contest 3rd place winner For the past two decades Mark and his family have made their home in the Upper Snake River Valley about 60 miles … Continue Reading Ode to the Accordion
After great deliberation, we have finally selected the winners for the Nostalgia Contest! Thank you to all who participated. We received so many wonderful submissions and had a blast reading … Continue Reading Nostalgia Contest Winners!
by Mark Bennion Since 2000, Mark Bennion has taught classes in the English Department at Ricks College/Brigham Young University–Idaho. Prior to teaching, Mark studied writing, literature, and languages at BYU, … Continue Reading To A Friend Asking For Advice Regarding A Job I Know Nothing About
by Nandini Maharaj Nandini Maharaj is a writer and human-animal bond researcher. She has a PhD in public health and counselling psychology. Her work has been featured on the Super … Continue Reading A Curious Sight
by R.D. Longmeier R.D. Longmeier comes from the ranch country for Eastern Washington. He served with the United States Marines in Vietnam; he was once a rancher, long-haul trucker, and … Continue Reading Old Memories
by Ryan Borchers There were times when I used to believe, mistakenly, that I had a sister. I don’t remember when this began. I only know that at some point … Continue Reading The Sister Feeling
by Shannon Lise Originally from Texas, Shannon Lise spent twelve years in Turkey and currently lives in Québec City. She is a 2020 Pushcart Prize nominee and recent work has … Continue Reading Keystone Heights
by Ave Jeanne Ventresca Ave Jeanne Ventresca (aka: ave jeanne) is the author of nine chapbooks of poetry that reflect social and environmental concerns. Her most recent collection, Noticing The Colors of … Continue Reading The Way That Time Passes Through My Fingers
by David Plimpton It was only about ten inches square, the little blue painting, an oil or an acrylic or some combination, with perhaps a medium added to give it … Continue Reading The Little Blue Painting
Hello, everyone! We are excited to announce that this spring The River will be holding a Nostalgia writing & art contest! These past 20 years we’ve witnessed some hilarious fads, … Continue Reading The Nostalgia Contest!
by Kate Rose My mom is coming. I haven’t seen her in, like, my whole life. Literally. Crazy, huh? She gave birth to me, then she was gone. I’m pretty … Continue Reading How Being Born in Jail Saved My Life
by Steven M. Smith My poems have appeared in publications such as Rattle, Poem, Old Red Kimono, Plainsongs, Poetrybay, Ibbetson Street Press, and Mudfish. When I am not spending time writing poetry and reading, I enjoy exercising, … Continue Reading Thinking of You on My Way to Return Late Library Books
by Steven M. Smith My poems have appeared in publications such as Rattle, Poem, Old Red Kimono, Plainsongs, Poetrybay, Ibbetson Street Press, and Mudfish. When I am not spending time writing poetry and reading, I enjoy exercising, … Continue Reading Roadside Assistance
by Mark Antony Rossi There are those convinced the fundamentals of writing hasn’t changed in a thousand years. An ink well, a parchment, an idea and quiet time are the … Continue Reading Modern Forces and the Meaningful Metaphor
by Edward Lee