Table of Contents

A River Runs Through Us

Editor’s Note by Judith Roche

Lyn Coffin
THE PATH FROM YOU TO GOD
SALMON
DROWNING

Scott Ezell
OCEAN HIEROGLYPHICS (selection)

Sharon Doubiago
PACIFIC OCEAN BREAKS, MY POETICS
ABALONE
LOS ANGELES RIVER I LOVE YOU
GUALALA

Elizabeth Austen
WHERE CURRENTS MEET
LEAVING THE ISLAND
EBBING HOUR

Kathleen Flenniken
PLUME
RICHLAND DOCK, 2006
RICHLAND DOCK, 1956

Christian Knoeller
BREAKUP, DEER CREEK
SHUZENJI
FLOODPLAIN
TOMORROW WILL HAVE AN ISLAND

Lyn Lifshin
TEMPERATURES FALLING
EARLY, 20 DEGREES, JANUARY
IN THE ONE SPACE THAT WASN’T FROZEN
HERON ON ICE

David Berger
SALMON SHADOW

Laura Bowers Foreman
WATER OF LIFE

Sayantani Dasgupta
TOUCHING DOWN

Sibyl James
LAUNDRY

Mary Swander
GO FOR THE GOLD

Wendy Noritake
DIVING DEEPER

Ann Spiers
TSUNAMI

Kathleen Sweeney
WAVE
CHASING WATERFALLS

Brenda Peterson
GIVE IT TO THE RIVER

Dick Bakken
EXAMPLES OF TINY POEMS:
LAGOON
HOUSEBOAT
LIGHTNING

Linda Rodriguez
I GIVE YOU TO RIVER

Michael Schein
AFTER THE ULTRASOUND

Carolyne Wright
OCEAN MOONSET

Angel Latterell
PAMPANO BEACH FLORIDA WITH DAD
FIRST SUNRISE OVER LAKE SUPERIOR

Kristin Van Tassel
ON READING MOBY DICK IN LINDSBORG, KANSAS

Annie Finch
COURTSHIP

Elizabeth Cunningham
MESSAGES FROM WOMAN WHO KNOWS THE RIVER

Cait Johnson
PRAISE POEM TO THE RIVER THAT FLOWS BOTH WAYS

Jack Hirschman
(UNTITLED)

Paul Nelson
THE DAY THE WEATHER DECIDED TO DIE