Issue: Autumn 2016

This fall, get a big serving of world-class literature with The Southern Review. The fiction in the autumn 2016 issue takes readers round the world: you can attend a disaster-preparedness photo shoot in Valdosta, Georgia, with Andrew Plattner; explore burial mounds in Ynys Mon with Tristan Hughes; ride to the top of the tallest building in Vienna with Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson; and sit on a porch in Ibadan, Nigeria, with Gbolahan Adeola. Nonfiction writers take very different approaches to memoir, as one looks back at one of LSU’s literary traditions (David Middleton), another considers taxidermy as artistic expression (Anna Journey), and a third recounts a family history, with pigs (Josh Foreman). The issue’s poetry is similarly diverse, with work in forms ranging from English hexameter to villanelle to sonnet, as well as fleeting five-line poems and expansive narratives. Poets contributing new work include Marilyn Nelson, Dana Roeser, and Robert Thomas.

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