Masthead – River River – Spring 2018

A. Anupama

A. Anupama is an Indian-American poet, graduate of the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and instructor at Ramapo College and Writopia Lab. Her poetry has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Monkeybicycle, Waxwing, Drunken Boat, CutBank, The Tulane Review, Numéro Cinq and other publications. More about her here.

Donna Lee Miele

Donna Lee Miele lives and writes in New York’s Hudson Valley. She is a founding member of River River Writers’ Circle and a founding editor of River River Journal. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in |tap| litmag, Atticus Review, Lady Blue Publishing, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in 2014 from Manhattanville College. She seeks stories that celebrate human relationship, puzzle over its whimsies and traumas, and mourn its catastrophes.


Julie M. Goldberg

10649098_10203828091056165_5835053622400992885_oJulie M. Goldberg is a writer, librarian, and teacher. She completed her first novel in 2013 and is working on a second. Julie lives in the Lower Hudson Valley with her husband and their two children. She is an obsessive reader, an occasional jazz singer, and an enthusiastic baker. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The Establishment, WomenArts Quarterly, Dual Coast Magazine, The Manhattanville Review, and Mothers Always Write.


Rosemary Farrell

Rosemary Farrell writes short fiction and has been published in Fiction and Promethean. She was the Managing Editor of Fiction while completing her Masters in Creative Writing at City College, CUNY. She has lived in a number of places but was born in New York City and has resided in Nyack, New York, since 2003 with her family and animal menagerie.


Ghada Khalil

Ghada Khalil was born in Lebanon. Her poems have appeared in Pif Magazine, Juked, Electric Cereal,
and other journals. She has an MA in Media, Culture and Communication from New York
University. She lives in the Hudson Valley in New York.



Rebecca Watkins

Rebecca Watkins earned an M.F.A. in Poetry from the City College of New York and has been teaching writing and English as a Second Language at the college level for eight years in the Greater New York area. She has created and led poetry workshops in the public schools as well as smaller writing workshops for adults. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency in Honduras and taught poetry at an orphanage and bilingual school. Rebecca has been published in The Promethean, The Red Mesa Review, Poetry and Performance, Anderbo and the SNReview among other literary journals. Currently, she is earning a Master’s of Science degree in English Education from Lehman College. Besides her background in education and writing, she has also lived and worked on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, became a certified yoga instructor in Colorado, and worked on organic farms in Ohio and Georgia. Rebecca’s first full-length poetry book Sometimes, in These Places was released by Unsolicited Press in September 2017.