Issue: Spring - 2016

Painters, pantoums, and pine trees. Buddhism, babies … and a road trip to Greenland. What do they all have in common? They’re all in the spring issue of The Southern Review, along with new fiction from Stephen Dixon, James Scott, and Rachel Yoder. Nonfiction includes Beth Ann Fennelly’s meditation on air conditioners and Peter LaSalle’s innovative travel essay about the literary landscape of São Paulo, while poetry in the spring issue includes work from Ange Mlinko, Sharon Olds, and David Hernandez. 

Sarah Williams

In this Issue:

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Disguise Game; Judith Mountains; Immutable (Poetry - page 165)
With Your Own Heart upon Your Bed (Fiction - page 169)
The Darkroom (Poetry - page 183)
Equinox; One; Bachelor; November Elegy (Poetry - page 184)
Buddhism for Western Children (Nonfiction - page 188)
Murmuration; “Words without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” (Poetry - page 200)
Courtesy (Poetry - page 204)
The Beast; Marriage; Theft; Arrest (Poetry - page 206)
Snake Pantoum (Poetry - page 212)
#Mania; Grief Camp (Poetry - page 214)
It Can Break (Fiction - page 217)
A Recipe for This Scrawled in Pencil on an Envelope; The Names of the Trees (Poetry - page 228)
The Baby Directs Brahms (Fiction - page 234)
Seventeen at Last (Poetry - page 238)
Angle of Refraction with Dog #1 (Poetry - page 240)
Reflection of Interior (Poetry - page 242)
The Dreamer (Fiction - page 243)
The Secret Lives of Plants (Poetry - page 248)
How Monsoons Make Arizonans Contemplate Everything (Poetry - page 249)
Reckoned (Poetry - page 259)
Nights Are Short but Evenings Come Twice; Cooked in Their Own Ink (Poetry - page 260)
The Woodcutter (Fiction - page 264)
Devastated (Poetry - page 279)
Poem for Achille Degas (Poetry - page 280)
Heating and Cooling (Nonfiction - page 282)
You Could Never Take a Car to Greenland, (Poetry - page 285)
Choices (Poetry - page 286)
View of Port with Fishing Boats (Fiction - page 288)
My Grandparents’ Siamese Cat, Sheba, Brain Damaged from a Crochet Hook; As a Child, My Mother Took a Girl Scout Field Trip to the Men’s Ward of a New Orleans Prison (Poetry - page 302)
The French Girl Who Would Be Manon (Poetry - page 305)
Driving in São Paulo at Night with a Good Friend Who Has Died (Nonfiction - page 306)
First Breath; Pine Tree Ode (Poetry - page 329)