the rivers of it, abridged

New York City skyline at night

Fall 2008


ISSN 1542-3123


Rilke thought of angels descending through
the empty silence of the universe down a fire escape of stars. He thought of
angels climbing in the window, of an angel writing something in a book with
exaggerated gestures as if it were conducting a symphony.

—Richard Garcia, "Little Known Fact Number Two"








Monday, November 24, 2008 6:00 PM

BigCityLit Reading
The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
b/t Bleecker & West 4th)
Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Featuring poets from the Fall 2008 issue, including Bertha Rogers, Marion Brown,
Gregory Crosby, George Dickerson, R. Nemo Hill, Richard Levine, Philip Miller,
Frank Murphy, Jane Ormerod, Ellen Peckham, John Marcus Powell, Sarah Sarai,
Larissa Shmailo, Hilary Sideris, Melinda Thomsen and Barry Wallenstein


Call for submissions: Spring 2009

(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.