Monthly Archives: September 2014

Throwback: “Ellipses for the Rain on Its Way” by Jeff Hardin (Autumn 2008)

“Ellipses for the Rain on Its Way” originally appeared in the Autumn 2008 issue of The Southern Review. The poem later appear in Notes for a Praise Book, published by Jacar Press in 2013. Two new poems by Hardin will appear in the Autumn 2014 issue. To read these, and dozens of other remarkable poems, […]

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Throwback: “Writing A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines (Autumn 2005)

This essay appears in our Autumn 2005 issue. Gaines, one of Louisiana’s literary luminaries, is the namesake of The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, which serves to inspire and recognize rising African-American fiction writers of excellence at a national level. The book award, initiated by donors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, is […]

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Throwback: “My Friend Steve Asks If I Believe in the Afterlife” by Aliki Barnstone (Summer 2002)

This poem, “My Friend Steve Asks If I Believe in the Afterlife” by Aliki Barnstone, appeared in our Summer 2002 issue. It also appears in Aliki’s book, Bright Body (White Pine Press, 2011). Download the PDF file .

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Best American news from The Southern Review

The table of contents for the Best American Series were recently announced, and The Southern Review would like to congratulate James Lee Burke for his inclusion in the Best American Mystery Stories 2014, selected by guest editor Laura Lippman, series editor Otto Penzler. The featured story, “Going Across Jordan,” was originally published in the Spring […]

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Throwback: “Listening to a Shell” by Jeanne Foster (TSR Summer 2005)

As school begins and summer comes to a close, we find ourselves already holding on to memories of beach trips and long days. Jeanne Foster’s “Listening to a Shell” was published in our Summer 2005 issue and will be the lead poem in her upcoming book, Goodbye, Silver Sister, due out next spring from Northwestern University […]

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