The 2River View 22.4 (Summer 2018)

New Poems By

Scott Coykendall teaches journalism, technical communication, and other writing courses at Plymouth State University. His poems have appeared in Black Fox Literary Magazine, COG, The Cossack Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Quarterly West.

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives and writes in the Ozarks. She is the author of two books and five chapbooks, most recently, They Went to the Beach to Play (LoCoFo Chaps, 2017). website

Donald Illich's poetry has appeared in journals such as The Iowa Review, Passages North, and Rattle. His latest chapbook is The Art of Dissolving (Finishing Line Press 2016). Chance Bodies was just published by The Word Works.

Laine Elizabeth Kuehn, a graduate of Denver School of the Arts and the University of Maine—Farmington, is a steering committee member of the Belfast Poetry Festival and co-creator and co-editor of The Lark, an online literature and arts magazine.

Elizabeth Landrum, a retired clinical psychologist, enjoys a quiet life with her wife and dog on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Previous publications include 3 Elements Review, Cirque, Grey Sparrow, Shark Reef, Soundings Review, and Southern Women's Review.

Michael Lauchlan has poems in many publications including Barnstorm, The Cortland Review, The Dark Horse, Harpur Palate, Louisville Review, New England Review, The North American Review, Poetry Ireland, Southword, Sugar House Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. His most recent collection is Trumbull Ave., from WSU Press.

James Miller is a native of Houston. His most recent poems have appeared in Bird’s Thumb, Boston Accent, Burnt Pine, Cold Mountain Review, Gyroscope, Lullwater Review, The Maine Review, Plainsongs, Straight Forward Poetry, Sweet Tree Review, and The Tishman Review.

Karen June Olson is a writer from St. Louis. Her work has appeared in The Mas Tequila Review, Third Wednesday, Tipton Poetry Journal, ucity review, and here at 2River. She is working on her first book of poetry.

Matthew S. Parsons grew up in a farming family in West Virginia before moving to Kentucky to attend Berea College. He lives now on a family homestead and works as a musician and luthier. He is earning his MFA in creative writing from Eastern Kentucky University’s Bluegrass Writers Studio.

John Sweet is the author of Approximate Wilderness (Flutter Press 2016) and the limited edition Heathen Tongue (2018 Kendra Steiner Editions 2018).

William Walsh is the director of the Etowah Valley Low-Residency MFA Program at Reinhardt University. His new collection of poems, Fly Fishing in Times Square, recently won the Cervena Barva Press Editors Series Prize. It will be published in late 2018 or early 2019. website

Summer Art © 2018 by Maria Filopoulou

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