The 2River View 17.3 (Spring 2013)


K.R. Barger was born and raised in rural Virginia. She currently resides in Boston. contact

J. S. Belote is an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University. His poems have appeared in Adroit Journal, The Cortland Review, and Mead Magazine. contactwebsite

Randolph Bridgeman graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland and is the recipient of the Edward T. Lewis Poetry Prize. He has three collections of poems: South of Everywhere (2005), Mechanic on Duty (2008), and The Odd Testament (forthcoming). contact

Charles Cessna hails from western North Carolina and now resides in the Piedmont with his wife and cocker spaniels. His poetry most recently appeared in the North American Review and is forthcoming in The Broken Plate. contact

Kathy Davis is the author of the chapbook Holding for the Farrier (Finishing Line Press 2007). She has been published in Barrow Street, Blackbird, Diode, The Hudson Review, The Massachusetts Review, and The Southern Review. She lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. contact

Jeannine Hall Gailey, a Seattle 2013 Jack Straw Writer, is the Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She is the author of three books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, and Unexplained Fevers (forthcoming). contact

Christien Gholson is the author of the novel, A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind(Parthian 2011), and On the Side of the Crow(Hanging Loose Press 2006; Parthian 2011). He can be found (infrequently) at his blog: noise & silence. contact

Katherine Mitchell holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri—Saint Louis. She works professionally as an Alexander Technique teacher. She also teaches Argentine Tango at Washington University in St. Louis with her husband. contact

James B. Nicola has previously published in 2River, Cortland Review, Tar River, Texas Review, and elsewhere. His book Playing the Audience won a Choice Award, and he has also won the Dana Literary and Storyteller People's Choice awards for poetry.

Diana Reaves grew up in the southern piedmont of Alabama, along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. She attends the University of Arkansas as an MFA candidate in poetry writing. Her poems have appeared in Boxcar Poetry Review and Tar River Poetry. contact

Philippe Shils is a physician assistant in Decatur, Illinois. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Alba, BODY, Elimae, Hyperlexia Journal, Rattle, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. contact

Barbara Wuest holds an MFA from University of California, Irvine. Her poems are published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Poetry Review, CrossCurrents, Dogwood, Laurel Review, The Paris Review, Wind, Wisconsin Academy Review, and elsewhere. contact

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