The Forgotten River gathers twenty poems by sixteen poets along with eight artworks by four visual artists to celebrate the ongoing cleanup of the Anacostia river. The included works were selected by Kim B. Miller, Hope Greenleaf, and Thea Joselow for The Anacostia Swim Club, a member social club created to galvanize efforts to clean up the Anacostia river and reconnect to the natural world. Anacostia Swim Club member contributors include Naomi Ayala, Anne Becker, Robert Bettmann, Grace Cavalieri, Marlena Chertock, Kaleb Friend, Luther Jett, W. F. Lantry, Gregory Luce, Pacyinz Lyfoung, Susan Bucci Mockler, Susan Notar, Kathryn Sadakierski, Raymond Smith, Ori Z. Soltes, Marianne Szlyk, Ruth Trevarrow, and Sally Sazariya.
"A lovely compendium of work that captures the enduring nature of the Anacostia river." - Catherine Plume, Sierra Club DC Chapter Chair
"The perfect reminder of the critical work of DC residents, including Anacostia Swim Club members, to make the Anacostia river swimmable for humans and safe for our friends in nature." - Devin Walker, musician & host of the Uncle Devin Show
"An illuminating and inspiring work" - Tykee James
Cover art for The Forgotten River is (c) Kaleb Friend.