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. 

In this Issue:

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  • #Mania; Grief Camp (Poetry - page 214)
  • A Recipe for This Scrawled in Pencil on an Envelope; The Names of the Trees (Poetry - page 228)
  • Angle of Refraction with Dog #1 (Poetry - page 240)
  • Buddhism for Western Children (Nonfiction - page 188)
  • Choices (Poetry - page 286)
  • Courtesy (Poetry - page 204)
  • Devastated (Poetry - page 279)
  • Disguise Game; Judith Mountains; Immutable (Poetry - page 165)
  • Driving in São Paulo at Night with a Good Friend Who Has Died (Nonfiction - page 306)
  • Equinox; One; Bachelor; November Elegy (Poetry - page 184)
  • First Breath; Pine Tree Ode (Poetry - page 329)
  • Heating and Cooling (Nonfiction - page 282)
  • How Monsoons Make Arizonans Contemplate Everything (Poetry - page 249)
  • It Can Break (Fiction - page 217)
  • Murmuration; “Words without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” (Poetry - page 200)
  • 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)