StyleThe River Journal consists of featured artists and poets along with a variety of columns. We publish a partially themed quarterly journal to ensure a variety of readings for you every issue. There are four general themes rotating through the year with a new focus every issue. The main feature, opinion, and DuK columns follow the theme while poetry and art may or may not depending on the topic. We feature three poets, an artist, and one photographer per publication.
FormatThere are three sections to the journal. The first is on top explaining the theme and its focus, a quick look inside, and the announcement of the seasonal challenge. The second section is the body or the mid section of the whole page with the main feature, poetry, art, and photography. The third section is the bottom with the columns and specials. *note: a picture or banner will often bring you some where.
***The General Themes and Columns of The River are described below.
4 General Themes
A general theme will be narrowed down to a topic of focus with every publication.
Up-Close or Interview about a Person, Place, or Thing
a close look at a thought, belief, an expression, an issue, or just about anything with a Global Perspective
an up close look at the Natural World
– Elements of Direction
an up close of the spiritual world though inquisitive eyes.
Columns of The River
The Opinion, DuK, & main Feature are in every publication along with Behind their Words and Vault of Expression. The rest of the columns take turns.
Opinion = a piece written respectfully either of ones belief or as a devils advocate.
Did you Know (DuK) = information or knowledge past, present, or future the general public does not know.
Vault of Expression– Up Close or Interview with an artist/photographer.
Behind their(the) Words– Up Close or Interview of writer, poet, style, ex…
Mindless Philosopher– Up Close on anything philosophical. (of course within boundaries)
Timeless Notes- Up Close or Interview of musician or band, style or Era.