13.4 (Summer 2009)   The 2River View Authors • PoemsPDFMake a bookArchives2River

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Walter Bargen has published twelve books of poetry and two chapbooks, including The Feast (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2004), winner of the 2005 William Rockhill Nelson Award; Remedies for Vertigo (WordTech Communications, 2006); West of West (Timberline Press, 2007); and Theban Traffic (WordTech Communications, 2008). In 2009, BkMk Press-UMKC will publish Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems. His poems have recently appeared in New Letters, Poetry East, and The Seattle Review. Bargen is the first poet laureate (2008-2009) of Missouri. (

E. Louise Beach, in collaboration with the composer Bryan Page, is the author of The White Princess. Based on Rilke’s play of the same name, the 22 poem song-cycle will be performed in Los Angeles in 2010. Beach is also a translator and literary critic.

Jaime Brunton was a Walt Whitman Award finalist in 2009 and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship finalist in 2008. Her work appears or is forthcoming in CutBank, Hotel Amerika, Poet Lore, and elsewhere.

Alison Cimino is an adjunct professor of poetry and compostion in the Boston area, as well as a visiting writer in nearby schools.  Her poems have appeared in Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, Ibbetson Street Press, and The Cambridge Codex Project, a visual art installation to promote literacy.

Lori Coale lives in Tucson, Arizona. She has previously been published in Drexel Online Journal and Spinning S Literary Magazine. She divides her time between her family and Vicious Circle Poetry Workshop.

Renee Emerson recently completed her MFA from Boston University. Her work has appeared in The Blue Earth Review, Reed Magazine, The Santa Clara Review, Tar River Poetry, and various others. She lives in Louisville with her husband.

Catharina Evans lives on a New Jersey sheep farm and is a graduate student of English literature and creative writing. She teaches writing in Queens, New York, but is feeling the pull to leave for the west. She plans to begin her PhD in 2010.

Christien Gholson is the author of On the Side of the Crow (Hanging Loose Press 2006) and the chapbook The Sixth Sense (Modest Proposal Chapbook Series of Lilliput Review 2006).  His work has appeared in AQR, Big Bridge, Cimarron Review, Ecotone, Mudlark, Santa Fe Poetry Broadside, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Sentence, among others.

Peter Joseph Gloviczki liqves in Minnesota. His poems have appeared in The 2River View, 32 Poems, The Christian Science Monitor, Margie, The New Orleans Review, and elsewhere.

Tawnysha Greene is a PhD student at the University of Tennessee — Knoxville.

Carolyn Foster Segal teaches at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She writes humorous essays for education publications; her most recent scholarly work focuses on trauma narratives. This is her second appearance in 2River.

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