Wild River Review art by Christopher McCauley

VOLUME 1 — NUMBER 1





Inventions of the Mind.

The Wild River Review showcases the finest works of creative prose, poetry, and contemporary visual artists. We will continually search for and offer high-quality inventive voices, experimental themes, and erudite subjects along with riveting images from around the world.

Readers are encouraged to follow different paths through the magazine’s menu, making their favorite choices from interviews, columns, blogs, novel excerpts, and essays as well as short stories, poems, and original artwork. We want to hear from you, foster connections, and build a community of writers, artists, and readers.


SPOTLIGHT:

THE MELANCHOLY LIFE
OF ORHAN PAMUK
BY JOY STOCKE

Pamuk told me that when he had spoken to the journalist, he had asked for his remarks to remain off the record. After the remarks were printed, death threats came thick and fast. Eventually Pamuk was charged with committing a crime against the State, and ordered to appear in court for trial. If he were proven guilty, he would be sentenced to prison.

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ELIF SHAFAK — A WRITER
ON THE EDGE OF HER CULTURE
BY ANGIE BRENNER

While most of Istanbul’s literati cling to their own intelligentsia, Shafak crosses borders, living half the year in Arizona and the other half in Istanbul. Her vision refutes the either — or labels of nationalist or fundamentalist, just as she resists classification of an eastern or western writer.

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FEATURED IN THIS EDITION

SPOTLIGHT: The Melancholy Life of Orhan Pamuk

SPOTLIGHT: Elif Shafak —
A Writer on the Edge
of Her Culture

POETRY: Canticum, Turicum by William Irwin Thompson

FICTION ON THE EDGE: The Michelangelo Effect by Jennifer Schelter

PROFILE: Lili Bita’s Memoir: Sister of Darkness

ART: The Mystery of Creativity — Art and Life of James Hubbell

COMICS: Electrical Activity of the Heart — Opening Books & Closing Doors