Wild River Review

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Wild River Review
Editor Kim Nagy, Joy E. Stocke
Circulation online
First issue 2006
Website http://www.wildriverreview.com

Wild River Review is an online magazine that publishes in-depth reporting, works of literature, art, visual art, reviews, interviews, and columns by and about contemporary artists, photographers, and writers. Founded in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the magazine has been operating since 2006 under the direction of founders Joy E. Stocke and Kim Nagy.

Literary events and featured artists[edit]

The writers and editors at Wild River Review have participated in various literary events and festivals, including Quark Park and Poet’s Alley (both held in Princeton, New Jersey, the PEN World Voices: Festival of International Literature and LIVE from NYPL in New York City.

Coverage of a Lindisfarne Association Symposium, founded by cultural philosopher William Irwin Thompson and held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is collected in a section called Lindisfarne Cafe and includes profiles of Mary Catherine Bateson, Ralph Abraham, Roshi Joan Halifax, and others.[1]

Authors and artists who have published in Wild River Review include Per Petterson,[2] Neil Gaiman, Alain de Botton, and Pico Iyer.

In 2007 WRR covered Michael D. Fay's Fire and Ice: Marine Corps Combat Art From Afghanistan and Iraq, and photographer Suzanne Opton's The Soldier,[3] exhibited in 2007 at the James A. Michener Art Museum.


The Wild River's series about Abu Ghraib prisoner torture and abuse began publication in August 2007. “The Other Side of Abu Ghraib—the Detainees’ Quest for Justice” examined the event through the lenses of lawyers Susan Burke and Shereef Akeel, torture victim testimony, the healing experiences of a yoga teacher, and was highlighted with artwork by Daniel Heyman.[4][5]

In January 2007 the Wild River Review continued its conversation with Turkish author Orhan Pamuk in an reporting on Article 301 of the Turkish penal code for insulting Turkishness.[6]

In 2009, WRR began covering LIVE from the NYPL hosted by Paul Holdengraber. In 2011, Joy E. Stocke and Kim Nagy interviewed Holdengraber: The Afterlife of Conversation - http://www.wildriverreview.com/Literature/Paul-Holdengraber/Rolex-Arts-Weekend/Live-From-the-NYPL/Afterlife-of-Conversation/November-2011 In 2013, Stocke covered Holdengraber's compelling interview with micro historian Carlo Ginzburg - The Euphoria of Ignorance: Being Jewish, Becoming Jewish, The Paradox of Being Carlo Ginzburg - http://www.wildriverreview.com/LIVE-FROM-NYPL/The-Euphoria-of-Ignorance/Carlo-Ginzburg-and-Paul-Holdengraber/Joy-E-Stocke

Beginning in 2012, WRR began covering environmental issues, specifically the struggle in Cabo Pulm, Baja Sur to save its fragile coral reef - http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/amaxwell/east_of_an_aquatic_eden_and_in.html. In 2015, the magazine interviewed Marine biologist Sylvia Earle - http://www.wildriverreview.com/INTERVIEW-In-Praise-Hope-Spots/Sylvia-Earle-on-the-Twentieth-Anniversary-of-the-Cabo-Pulmo-Marine-Park/Joy-E-Stocke/2015. In 2014, Joy E. Stocke and Kim Nagy began covering the proposed PennEast Natural Gas Pipeline from the Marcellus Shale through the farming communities of western New Jersey in the Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wild-river-review/controversial-marcellus-s_b_6199786.html - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wild-river-review/beleaguered-new-jersey-co_b_7984424.html


  1. ^ Stocke, Joy E. (August 4, 2007). "Scenes from a Symposium: A Rare and Wondrous Gathering". Wild River Review. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Stocke, Joy (May 2008). "PEN WORLD VOICES - INTERVIEW - PER PETTERSON: Language Within Silence". Wild River Review. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Nagy, Kim; Joy Stocke. "ART - INTERVIEW - Suzanne Opton and Michael Fay - The Human Face of War". Wild River Review. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Stocke, Joy; Kim Nagy (February 9, 2011). "MIDDLE EAST - The Other Side Of Abu Ghraib — Part One: The Detainees' Quest For Justice". Wild River Review. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Stocke, Joy; Kim Nagy (July 27, 2011). "WORLD - MIDDLE EAST - The Other Side of Abu Ghraib - Part Two: The Yoga Teacher Goes to Istanbul". Wild River Review. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Stocke, Joy. "BOOKS - INTERVIEW - Orhan Pamuk - The Melancholy Life". Wild River Review. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 

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