The 2River View 20.3 (Spring 2016)


Jesse DeLong teaches at Lehigh Carbon Community College. His work has appeared in Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere, as well as in Best New Poets 2011 and Feast: Poetry and Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner. contact

Lindsay Adkins is an Assistant Supervisor of print book production with the Random House Publishing Group. Her poems have appeared in the Aurorean, Muddy River Poetry Review, Right Hand Pointing, and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. contact

Bill Barone earned his B.A. in English from Penn State and his M.A. in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Three of his poems recently appeared at Dead Snakes, Dark Matter Journal, and The Fear of Monkeys. contact

Catherine Connell is a university administrator in metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts. contact

Patrick Lawler has published six collections of poetry, the most recent of which are Underground (Notes Toward an Autobiography) and Child Sings in the Womb. contact

Keagan LeJeune was a finalist for the 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in New South, Louisiana Literature, and elsewhere. contact

Alice Mills holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. She has taught various forms of writing for over twenty years. NPR has featured her work, and her poetry was recently published in Metonym. contact

Vi Khi Nao holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University. Her poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, was the winner of 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. In fall 2016, Coffee House Press will publish her novel Fish in Exile. contact

Edward Nudelman is the author of Night Fires (2009), What Looks Like an Elephant (2011), and Out of Time, Running (2014). Poems have recently appeared in Chiron, Cortland Review, and Rattle. contact

William M. Rivera has worked with international organizations and universities in some 30 countries. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Nation, and elsewhere, and he is also the author of Buried in the Mind’s Backyard (2011), The Living Clock (2013), and Noise (2015). contact

James Valvis has placed poems in Arts & Letters, Nimrod, Ploughshares, River Styx, Southern Indiana Review, The Sun, UCity Review, and Verse Daily. A former US Army soldier, he lives near Seattle, Washington. 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 the German Expressionists, and the writings of authors like J.G. Ballard and Charles Bukowski. Deeb refers to this artistic strand as the dystopian minority opinion.

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