Masthead – River River – Fall 2016

A. Anupama

A. Anupama portraits 2010 - Poet - MastheadA. Anupama is an Indian-American poet, graduate of the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and director of Seranam Literary Arts. Her poetry has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Monkeybicycle, The Bitter Oleander, CutBank, The Tulane Review, and other publications. Find essays, reviews, translations, and more poems at Numéro Cinq Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. Check out her recent profile in Nyack News and Views Local Arts Index.

Donna Lee Miele

2014-10-23 profile hat - MastheadDonna Lee Miele writes fiction and nonfiction, teaches for Writopia Lab in Rockland and Westchester Counties, New York, and is an owner-manager of Cuppa Pulp Writers’ Space in Nanuet, New York. Her fiction has been published in Red Fez, Atticus Review, and MendaCity Review, and her book reviews can be found in Rain Taxi Review of Books and Atticus Review. Donna enjoys leading River River writing salons and workshops and, along with her River River cohorts, generally stirring the local writing soup. 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.


David e. Bell

David Bell with Camera 1Our photography editor, David e. Bell, is a wordsmith, photographer, engineer, sailor. His home port is Nyack, New York, on the great Hudson River, just below Hook Mountain.


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.


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.


Rebecca Watkins

Rebecca Watkins received an MFA in Poetry from the City College of New York and has taught poetry, writing and English as a Second Language at the college level for eight years in the greater New York area. She was awarded a poetry residency in Honduras for the month of January 2015. Her poetry has been published in The Promethean, The Red Mesa Review, Poetry and Performance, Anderbo and the SNReview, among other literary journals. Rebecca’s first full-length poetry book, Sometimes, in These Places, will be released by Unsolicited Press in September 2017. Rebecca is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor, has lived and volunteered on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, and has worked on two organic farms.