Monthly Archives: January 2018

A Writer’s Insight: Doug Ramspeck

Doug Ramspeck’s story “A Map of Years” appears in the winter 2018 issue of The Southern Review. Below, he discusses tapping into the creative unconscious, writing from the perspective of characters with animistic world views, and his process of generating stories that seem to arrive on the page “of their own volition.” Garrett Hazelwood: You’ve […]

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Broken Pipes and Water Boils: Snolapocalypse; or, Winter in South Louisiana

We had unexpected time off last week when a winter storm brought sustained freezing temperatures, ice, and even snow to South Louisiana. As soon as LSU announced its closure on Tuesday afternoon (it remained closed until Saturday), I jumped on I-10 so as to get home to New Orleans, to my daughter. The temperature on […]

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