the rivers of it, abridged

New York City skyline at night

Spring 2011


ISSN 1542-3123


River Jiu

"River Jiu"

Think then of summer in its urgency,
The passion that spring makes no choice about.
Imagine the voice of an old mourning
Dove. She holds the world's forgiven beauty…
"Those Who Come For Time," Mary Legato Brownell









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


Tract 187 Culture Clatch

Reading and musical event series
Features & open mike
Host: Ronnie Norpel
Ding Dong Lounge, 929 Columbus Ave.
@ 106th St. (B/C/#1 to 103)
Price: FREE! Happy Hour til 8!
When: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays Live stream starts at 7:00 pm


Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 6:00 pm

Philip Miller Tribute
Cornelia Street Café
Host: Patricia Brody
29 Cornelia Street
b/t Bleecker & West 4th
Cover $7 (includes one house drink)


Philip Miller

Philip Miller
Photo by Bonnie Walker

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

HVG Sunday Best Reading Series, WASHINGTON HGTS FREE RADIO: April 2011 Broadcast of Philip Miller poems read by Patricia Brody and the music of Duo Fortuna


Robert Klein Engler Defense Fund

Call for submissions: Fall 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.