Based out of Puyallup, Washington, it is partly true to say that A River & Sound Review is one of many efforts created “to promote the literary arts in a rural community with an undernourished appreciation for belles lettres.” For the rest of the truth, visit the website! AR&SR publishes an online literary journal that features the best in poetry, fiction, nonfiction,and humor (currently reading August 1 to October 31, 2009).
Issue Number 1 features poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Adrian Gibbons Koesters, Anne McDuffie, Kristine Ong Muslim, Peggy Shumaker, Patricia Staton, and Julie Marie Wade; fiction by Simon Fruelund and David Huddle; essays by Susan Casey, Leslie Haynesworth, and Anne-Marie Oomen; humor by Brian Doyle.
AR&SR also produces a live literary productions and releases them as podcasts: “it’s a fresh and humor-filled presentation of a literary reading, one like you’ve never heard or seen before.” Averaging nee show every 12 weeks AR&SR will open to booking performances. Their upcoming live shows include Tacoma, WA on August 9, featuring David Huddle and Jennifer Culkin with musical guest Jerin Falkner, and on to Seattle in October with Crab Creek Review.