The 2River View 19.2 (Winter 2015)

New Poems by

Heidi McKinley is a student of journalism at the University of Iowa. Her work has been featured in Kawsmouth, 1947, and Typehouse Literary Magazine. contactwebsite

Randolph Bridgeman has four collections of poems: South of Everywhere, Mechanic on Duty, The Odd Testament, and, forthcoming in 2015, The Poet Laureate of Cracker Town. contact

Sarah de Sousa lives in Seascape, California. She is a dancer, educational counselor, step-mother, wife, and perpetual student of philosophy, literature, psychology, and meditation. contact

Mia Eriksson is currently pursuing her PhD in Gender Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She writes poetry in both English and Swedish. The poem here in 2River is her first poetry publication. contact

Joy Ladin has published six books of poetry, including Lambda Literary Award finalist Transmigration; her seventh, Impersonation, is due out in spring 2015. Her memoir, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, was a 2012 National Jewish Book Award finalist. Ladin holds the Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University. contactLadin @ On Being

Estanislao Lopez is a highschool teacher in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared in Meridian, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. contact

Rajiv Mohabir is the winner of the 2014 Intro Prize by Four Way Books for The Taxidermist’s Cut (Spring 2016). He received his MFA from Queens College and is currently pursuing his PhD from the University of Hawai`i. contactblog

Charles Rafferty's tenth book of poetry is The Unleashable Dog. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern Review. Rafferty currently directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College. contactmore

Mark Schoenknecht holds a BA in English from Michigan State University and an MA in English from the University of Massachusettes—Boston. Schoenknecht has worked a variety of part-time, hourly jobs while focusing on writing poetry. contact

Sahara Smith is singer/songwrite/poet from Austin, Texas. In 2010, T-Bone Burnett recorded her debut album, Myth of the Heart, which National Public Radio called “a hybrid of folk, Americana, country, and bluegrass.” In November 2010, Smith appeared on The Dave Letterman Show. Smith is now working on her second album under the name Girl Pilot. contact

David Wright has poems forthcoming in Nassau Review, Sou'wester, and Tahoma Literary Review, among others. His most recent collection of poetry is The Small Books of Bach (Wipf & Stock, 2104). contact

Ice Photography © 2015 by Drew Campbell


Drew Campbell is a member of the f/32 Photography Club in Asheville, North Carolina. He has exhibited his photography at various venues, including the Black Mountain Center for the Arts and the Swain County Center for the Arts. Campbell teaches photography classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School.