Issue 1 – Winter 2015


While the winter ice finally drips off roofs, I’m eavesdropping from the top floor of the library on a bunch of exuberant kids outside, singing and waiting for a bus—the exact feeling of working on this first issue of River River. This new biannual journal of poetry, short prose, and photography leans out, straining its ears towards spring, just in time.  more…

From my library window-ledge perch, I’m watching a young eagle rest in the sunny upper branches of a bare maple. The feathers will darken and turn glossier here at River River, too. Fly with us on Twitter (@riverriverlit) and by following our blog here. Thanks for reading!

All best,

A. Anupama 


The Schools by Julie M. Goldberg
Rimmed in Life by Kathleen McKitty Harris


42nd Street-Times Square Subway by Francine Rubin
American God by Ian Bodkin
Jumper by Francesco Fiondella
The Gargoyle by David e Bell
Wanting to Be by Siwsan Gimprich


Notes on the photography in this issue.

River Wheat - River River Cover Image