River’s latest poetry collection is Indoor Skydiving.
These poems capture the sense of being alive at the beginning of the 21st century with a fresh, audacious, poignant individuality. The book marks her as a poet capable of demonstrating both erudition and heart. – Orbis
She often chooses conflict as a subject. Conflict, we know, makes stories. But there’s more here than a poet courting reader interest through storytelling. The poems strongly pursue humanist concerns, with a voice full of social responsibility and its correlate, compassion. The poet’s empathy leads her simply to explore the foibles and problems of human beings for no reason other than her own strong concerns with the troubles of others. – Antiphon