The 2River View 22.1 (Fall 2017)


Walter Bargen has published 19 books of poetry, most recently Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (2009) and Quixotic (2014). Too Quick for the Living is scheduled for publication in November 2017. His awards include the Chester H. Jones Foundation prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the William Rockhill Nelson Award. From 2008 to 2009, he served as the poet laureate of Missouri.

Christopher Alex Chablé earned his MFA from the University of Missouri, and his work has been most recently published in San Pedro River Review and Sunset Liminal. In addition to writing, he is member of the Yeyo Arts Collective, which is dedicated to empowering women and families through the arts.

Mary Crow went to Egypt in January 2011 for a residency in El Gouna and flew into a revolution, from which sprung As the Real Keeps Slipping. Her most recent book of translations is Roberto Juarroz’s Vertical Poetry: Last Poems, a finalist for a Poetry Translation Award from PEN USA.
Morgan Eklund has poems in the The Louisville Review, North American Review, and Whiskey Island. She recently received an Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council. website
Ceridwen Hall is pursuing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Utah and reads poetry for Quarterly West. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Grist, Hotel Amerika, The Moth, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere.

Sarah Denise Johnson is an undergraduate at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her fiction has been featured in Thrice Fiction.

Matt Mason has a Pushcart Prize and two Nebraska Book Awards. He has organized poetry programming for the State Department in Nepal, Botswana, Romania, and Belarus, but lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife and two daughters. P&W Profile

Frank Montesonti is the author of Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope, winner of the 2011 Barrow Street Prize, and Hope Tree (How To Prune Fruit Trees) from Black Lawrence Press. He lives in Los Angeles and is the lead faculty of the MFA program at National University. website

Patricia Nelson has worked for many years with the “Activist” poets in California. Her most recent book is Spokes of Dream or Bird (Poetic Matrix Press 2017).

Phillip Sterling has served as Artist-in-Residence for Isle Royale National Park and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. He is the author of And Then Snow and Mutual Shores, and four chapbook-length series of poems. P&W Profile

Nina Sudhakar, an Indian-American writer and lawyer, won the Bird’s Thumb 2017 Poetry Chapbook Contest and her manuscript Matriarchetypes is forthcoming later this year. Her poems have appeared in Rising Phoenix Review and TRACK//FOUR. website

Art by Thomas Park

Thomas Park is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives with his wife and children in the Tower Grove South area of St Louis, Missouri. His visual art combines abstract and street art traditions. blog

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