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Tea

Tea By Deb Werrlein   |  April 25, 2022
At every lesson, she serves me tea. She steeps it with cardamom and swirls of evaporated milk then pours it steaming into “my” cup—a white ceramic blue-flowered mug—and adds a heaping spoonful of sugar.

Walk

Walk By Beatrice Motamedi   |  April 18, 2022
I’m at my desk, playing with the idea of taking the day off, when the phone rings, and shit, it’s the landline, the number I dread, the one on too many contact lists and credit card applications to ditch, and unfortunately it’s in the bedroom, across my office and one hallway away, and even worse, I have to answer it...

The Fawn

The Fawn By Robert Barham   |  April 11, 2022
Hunting was a source of food, the main recreation, and a rite of passage. Everyone hunted. Still, I had a choice. It was dusk, and my father and I sat beside a crop field, plowed over in the fall. We watched from woods that earlier were full of birdsong, canopied by oak, cottonwood, and pecan, when two deer appeared—a doe and its fawn.

River Teeth Issue Preview 23.2

River Teeth Issue Preview 23.2 April 9, 2022
River Teeth 23.2 Issue Preview
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Steven Harvey

April 9, 2022
Steven Harvey is the author of a memoir, The Book of Knowledge and Wonder, a book- length essay, Folly Beach, and three collections of personal essays: A Geometry of Lilies, Lost in Translation, and Bound for Shady Grove. He is a founding faculty mem
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Mary Milstead

April 9, 2022
Mary Milstead is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. She has an MFA in Fiction from Portland State University, and her stories and essays have been published in
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Jefferson Slagle

April 9, 2022
Jefferson Slagle lives in a small town on the Idaho side of the Tetons, where he teaches writing and literature.
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Ira Sukrungruang

April 9, 2022
Ira Sukrungruang is the author of four nonfiction books: This Jade World (2021), Buddha's Dog & Other Meditations (2018), Southside Buddhist (2014), Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy (2010), the short story collection The Melting Season (
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Alexandra Teague

April 9, 2022
Alexandra Teague is the author of the poetry collections Or What We’ll Call Desire, The Wise and Foolish Builders, and Mortal Geography, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation. She is also co-editor of the anthology Bullets into Bells: P
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Suzanne Finney

April 9, 2022
Suzanne Finney lives in Michigan. Her writing appears in the Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, Orion Online, and Still Point Arts Quarterly. She is a certified flight instructor for airplanes, seaplanes and hot-air balloons and holds a private pilot ce
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Sophie Ezzell

April 9, 2022
Sophie Ezzell is an Urban Appalachian writer. Her work has been published in Pidgeonholes, Aquifer, Under the Sun, and is forthcoming in The Barely South Review and Hippocampus. Her flash essay “Plastic Flowers” was nominated for a Pushca
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Andre Dubus III

April 9, 2022
Andre Dubus III’s seven books include the New York Times’ bestsellers House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie. His most recent novel, Gone So Long, has been named on many “Best Books” lists, incl
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N.D. Brown

April 9, 2022
N.D. Brown is a teacher and writer living in Georgia. His work can be found in North American Review, Tulane Review, Speculative Nonfiction, Heavy Feather Review, among others.
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Editor's Notes 23.2

Editor's Notes 23.2 By Mark Neely   |  April 9, 2022
Writing these words, a few days before Thanksgiving and a week shy of my fiftieth birthday, I find myself wondering what the world will look like by the time they appear in print. It will be late winter by then, or early spring, a whole season having

Constance Adler

April 9, 2022
Constance Adler is the author of the memoir My Bayou, New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover. Her stories have appeared in Oxford American, Utne Reader, Blackbird, and Peauxdunque Review, among others. She lives near Bayou Saint John in New Orleans.
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Kathryn Winograd

April 9, 2022
A longtime educator and arts advocate, Kathryn Winograd is the author of seven books, including her chapbook, Flying Beneath the Dog Star: Poems From a Pandemic, a semi-finalist for the Finishing Line Press 2020 Open Chapbook Contest, and Slow Arrow:
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Sonnet 29: Word for Word

Sonnet 29: Word for Word By Cyndie Zikmund   |  April 8, 2022
The Fact of Memory is an unusual prose experiment. Using Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 29,” which begins with the famous line, “When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,” the author Aaron Angello takes each word of the sonnet, 114 in total, and uses each word as a springboard for a short ruminative essay.
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Delicate as a Hummingbird's Heart

Delicate as a Hummingbird's Heart By Noah Davis   |  April 4, 2022
This past Saturday, the fire burning on the north side of the river jumped a ridge and lit another hillside of drought-stricken timber, sending a plume so high that the air turned red with the seared skin of Douglas fir and larch.

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