the rivers of it, abridged

New York City skyline at night

Fall 2010


ISSN 1542-3123


Sunday Afternoon by Christopher Woods

"Sunday Afternoon"
Christopher Woods

Time back, country parts gave names to ways we act:
Power, the sun. Moon, mystery. Stars, arrays of hope.
Clouds, doubt. Mist, evasion. Rain, relief
For thirst in throats, and the land's need to grow.
Patrick Henry, "Metaphorisms"









Saturday, June 4th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

BigCityLit Reading
Contributors to the 2011 Spring Issue
Host: Guest-Editor Martin Mitchell
The Bloomingdale branch
of the NYPL
150 West 100th Street
(b/t Amsterdam & Columbus)
Free admission

Featuring work by Mary Legato Brownell, Gretl Claggett, Margot Farrington,
Lesleigh Forsyth, David M. Katz, Gerry LaFemina, Lynn McGee, Charles Pierre,
M.A. Schaffner and Wendy Sloan

In Memoriam
Philip Miller (1943-2011)

Philip Winn Miller, teacher, poet, husband and father, age 67, of Mt. Union, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully early Monday morning, February 14, 2011, at home with his family. Read more

Phil Miller was the kind of literary figure who'd walk into a restaurant thinking not about the menu but how he could rearrange the tables and chairs for a poetry reading. Read more

Saturday, December 4th, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

BigCityLit Reading
Contributors to the 2010 Fall Issue
Host: Nick Johnson
The Bloomingdale branch
of the NYPL
150 West 100th Street
(b/t Amsterdam & Columbus)
Free admission

Featuring: work by Cynthia Atkins, Patricia Brody, Marion Brown,
Patricia Eakins, Allen C. Fischer, David Francis, Wilda Gallagher,
Joanne Grumet, Caroline Holme, Kate Irving, Dean Kostos,
Richard Levine, Brant Lyon, Quitman Marshall, Stephen Massimilla,
Philip Miller, Karen Neuberg, eve packer, Lynn Patmalnee, Jo Pitkin,
Ron Price, Hilary Sideris, Barry Wallenstein, Carolyn Whittle and Michael T. Young


Call for submissions: Spring 2011

(Note: List is not restrictive nor preclusive of other themes.)
Epigrams; Moving/Motion; Dust; Corridors; Insects; Cemeteries; Smoking; Infanticide; Surrealism; Timepieces; Kites; Suicide; 'Lovesick'; Hands and Gloves; Wells; Windmills; and Small Town Wherewithal.  (Bolding indicates features which are scheduled to appear very soon.)
Consult Submissions for guidelines, Masthead for editorial policy.
Please query first on articles over 750 words.