The 2River View 19.3 (Spring 2015)


Mark DeFoe is Professor Emeritus of English at West Virginia Wesleyan College where he teaches in Wesleyan’s low-residency MFA Writing Program. His poems have been published in Kenyon Review, Paris Review, and Poetry, among others. more contact

Michelle Acker is a student of English at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a near lifelong poet as well as an aspiring filmmaker. contact

Karla Huston is the author of A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag) and seven chapbooks, most recently Outside of a Dog (Dancing Girl Press). websitecontact

Lois P. Jones is host of KPFK’s Poet’s Café. Her publications include Narrative Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Warwick Review, with upcoming work in Eyewear. She is Poetry Editor of Kyoto Journal. contact

Kevin Kinsella is a freelance writer and poet living in Brooklyn. He is the translator of two collections of Russian poetry: Sasha Chernyi’s Children’s Island (Lightful Press) and Osip Mandelstam’s Tristia (Green Integer Books). His work has most recently appeared in Bombsite, The Bridge, Pif, and Tarpaulin Sky Magazine. contact

Laurie MacDiarmid is Professor of English and Writer in Residence at St. Norbert College. contact

Robert Manaster is a poet and translator with co-translated poems in Hayden’s Ferry Review and Virginia Quarterly Review. His own poems have appeared in journals such as Image and Spillway. morecontact

Darren Morris holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth. His poems appear most recently in The 2River View, The Missouri Review, New England Review, and New Ohio Review. contact

Jack Powers teaches at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut. His poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Cortland Review, and The Southern Poetry Review. website contact

Juanita Rey is a Dominican poet who has been in the United States for five years. contact

Ron Riekki likes to write about the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. His books include UP: a Novel; The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works; and Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. contact

Art by James Deeb

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James Deeb holds an MFA from Western Michigan University. His art has its philosophical roots in texts like Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, the work of German Expressionists, and the writings of J.G. Ballard and Charles Bukowski. Deeb refers to this artistic strand as the dystopian minority opinion. website