The 2River View


Brendan Constantine has appeared in Ploughshares, RUNES, and elsewhere. Letters To Guns was released in 2009 from Red Hen Press. He is poet-in-residence at Loyola Marymount University Extension and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project.

Jeff Friedman has a fifth collection of poetry, Working in Flour, forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press. His poems and mini stories have appeared in American Poetry Review, North American Review, Poetry, and The New Republic.

Howie Good is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Lovesick, and 21 print and digital poetry chapbooks. With Dale Wisely, he is the co-founder of White Knuckle Press.

Georgia Kreiger lives in Western Maryland and teaches literature and creative writing at Allegany College of Maryland. Her poems have appeared in Antietam Review, Literal Latté, Maryland Poetry Review, Poet Lore, and Sow's Ear Poetry Review.

Marjorie Maddox, professor of English at Lock Haven University, is the co-editor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, and the author of eight poetry books and two children's books. Her short story collection was a Katherine Anne Porter Award finalist.

Shireen Madon has poems appearing in DIAGRAM, Fawlt Magazine, and Western Humanities Review. In June 2010, she was Poet-in-Residence at the Artists' Enclave at I-Park.

Jane McKinley, a professional oboist, is artistic director of the Dryden Ensemble, a Baroque chamber group based in Princeton. Vanitas received the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize and will be published soon by Texas Tech University Press.

Michael K. Meyers teaches in the graduate writing program at The School of The Art Institute in Chicago. His quick fiction and audio have appeared in Chelsea, Chicago Noir, Fringe, Nano, Quick Fiction, The New Yorker, Word Riot, and elsewhere.

Charles Rafferty directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College. His most recent book is A Less Fabulous Infinity. He recently received a grant from the NEA and the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.

Steven Schreiner teaches at University of Missouri--St Louis. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cardinal Points, Gulf Coast, River Styx, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the author of Too Soon To Leave, and the founding editor of Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature.

Virginia Slachman is the author of two collections of poetry, recipient of the Elliston Prize in Poetry, an Ohio Individual Artists prize, and publishes in magazines such as Salmagundi and River Styx. She currently serves as associate professor of English at Principia College.

Art by Mark Flowers

Wish I Could Say You Were My First Choice

The Memory Goes

Stadium Lights

Joseph Passing

Angry Fish

The River Calls

Mark Flowers holds a master's of fine arts in painting from Western Michigan University. His work can be found in 27 public and more than 300 private collections. Throughout his career, he has won numerous awards for his art in both regional and national competitions. He was also named one of the 100 Art Alumni for the Centennial Celebration at Western Michigan University.