by Francine Witte “After You” “The Front of Heartache” Francine Witte’s books include Dressed All Wrong for This, The Way of the Wind, and The Theory of Flesh. Her newest chapbook “The Cake, … Continue Reading “After You” and “The Front of Heartache”
By Jan Zlotnik Schmidt (with thanks to Judy, who asked the question) “Man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he … Continue Reading What Would Houdini Do?
Angelina Martin is a poet, comedian, and waitress who lives in Austin, Texas. She has been published in such literary journals as Okay Donkey Mag, Crêpe & Penn Quarterly, and Sea Foam Mag as well as in … Continue Reading distracted
Alan Cohen has been composing poems for decades. He was poetry editor of his high school magazine; edited The Beast in a Cage of Words, a book of poems about nuclear weapons, … Continue Reading Travel
By, Molly McGrane Molly is an author and photographer published by The Voices Project, Fishfood Magazine, Pidgeonholes Magazine, and TED.com (“The Value of Dysfunction”). She interns at Talking Writing Magazine where her … Continue Reading No, They Don’t Have HIV
by Melissa Knopp, Horror Flash Fiction 1st Place Contest Winner Agnes’ dream had been loud. She opened her eyes to a sudden quiet, an abrupt stillness that made her fingers … Continue Reading Agnes
by Colton Park, Horror Flash Fiction 2nd Place Contest Winner It may appear very strange, but what lay before you is an imminent destiny shared by those who frolic in … Continue Reading The Truth
by John Pich, Horror Flash Fiction 3rd Place Contest Winner You get a text early on in the night. It’s your buddy, Joe. “Zombies on Main St.” Yeah? It’s Halloween. … Continue Reading Inevitable
Those of us at The River would like to thank all of you who sent in your work for our fall contest. We enjoyed reading this round of competition immensely … Continue Reading Horror Flash Fiction Contest Winners!
by Lowell Warren Ever since the start of quarantine, I’ve seen numerous posts on social media about how Shakespeare wrote his famous play King Lear under quarantine during the bubonic … Continue Reading Art in Isolation
by Daniel Patrick Daniel Lance Patrick is a poet, songwriter and musician. His poems, music and lyrics have appeared in print, record albums, CD’s, and television. He won an Emmy … Continue Reading From That Way The Trains Came
by John Zedolik For the past four years, John Zedolik has been an adjunct English instructor at a number of universities in and around Pittsburgh. He has published poems in … Continue Reading Apparent Pause
by Andrew Miller In the summer of 1957, when I was ten years old, my father rented a cabin near Milbridge, in Down East Maine. It was near the end … Continue Reading Somewhere Down East
by Michael Estabrook Michael Estabrook has been publishing his poetry in the small press since the 1980s. Hopefully with each passing decade his poems have become more clear and concise, … Continue Reading One Septillion Stars
by Cori Schneider, Nostalgia Contest 1st place winner Cori Schneider was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently attending the University of Maine Farmington and majoring in creative … Continue Reading I didn’t realize you would be the one to take my life
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