River Urke aka Ziibi River is the founder, Senior Editor, designer, and one of the writers of The River Muse. She lives along the St CroixValley in Minnesota with her daughter Willow, her boyfriend Tommy, and all their pets. River has the heart of a poet and the eyes of an artist. Her poetic writings and artistic touches reflect her Ojibwe and Celtic heritages along with the ponderings of a thirty something American woman. Updates and information about the varied works by River including her artwork and published work can be found on her website.
Contact River at: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter:@ziibi _river
Michael Dickel is the Creative Writing Editor for The River Muse. He is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, photographer, and digital artist, lived most of his life in the Midwest of the US, where he was born and raised. Five years ago, he moved to (West) Jerusalem, Israel. Dickel co-edited Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010). His most recent book
Sheila Moore is the Photography Editor for The River Muse. Her poetry and photography is published in several print anthologies, most recently Signal From Static, Brush Strokes and Ink Spots: The First Year, and Thoughts That Breathe, and online journals such as Mused: BellaOnline Literary Review.
In 2011, Sheila self-published a poetry chapbook entitled Shaping Time (in 2012, she published Shaping Time?s second edition.) Sheila has written for Writer?s Digest and dVerse Poets Pub, and currently writes for and serves as the Photography Editor of The River Muse. contact Sheila at: email@example.com
Tommy is the Advertising Manager and a writer for The River Muse. He is a poet and muscian living in the upper Midwest of the US. His poetry reflects his Native American heritage and his ponderings of life and love as he walks through his days. Often, Tommy brings his way with words into his music through the songs he writes and performs with his guitar. You can find Tommy?s poetry and music at
Laurie Kolp is the Assistant Creative Writing Editor for The River Muse. She lives surrounded by water in Southeast Teas with her husband, three children and two dogs. Laurie has been published in various journals plus she has several publications forthcoming. To learn more visit Laurie’s blogs:
Kim aka Gardenlile is a writer for The River Muse, living in Atlanta with her three teen children and husband Michael. She is filling her soul with literature, poetry, art and song. Loves to keep up with current and world wide events, has written poems and finishing her first book. Kim?s has a new blog at
William Gaylord – Set in the old world romance realm with a twist of dark satirical breezes (sometimes whirlwinds) William Gaylord, loves to create the visual canvas called poetry in life?..A new addition is his blog called William G?s Rhapsody. Married to the love of his life, Jenny Lessing Wiggins, a poetess in own right, they are living the dream that few people in life has the opportunity to encounter. Meet the satirical poet :