Issue: Summer 2014

Heat up your summer by exploring sunny Southern California in the fiction of Olivia Clare, Richard Lange, and Matthew Blumenthal. The latest issue of The Southern Review also includes translations by W. D. Snodgrass and Richard V. McGehee, plus essays by Carol Ann Davis and Jane E. Martin. Former Poet Laureate Charles Simic contributes five new poems, running alongside new poetry by Kevin Prufer, Greg Wrenn, and Anna Journey. José-María Cundín’s bold biomorphic abstractions brighten the issue’s cover and its interior spread.

In this Issue:

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  • How to Know Two (Poetry - page 448)
  • Drownproofing (Fiction - page 465)
  • Arrival at Riverstone (Poetry - page 462)
  • Creatinine (Fiction - page 343)
  • Against Ekphrasis, or How Naming v. Bridging and Being Lonely Led Me to Gorky’s Ghost’s Mask (Nonfiction - page 451)
  • Uproot (Poetry - page 463)
  • Stepping out of the Cow (Fiction - page 490)
  • Dear Daphne, (Poetry - page 354)
  • Love Letter to Irresponsibility (Poetry - page 446)
  • Sincerely, the Blue Jay; Anyone Who Is Still Trying (Poetry - page 414)
  • Wedding vows; In this case, “you” is you; Mirror mirror (Poetry - page 340)
  • The Hike Is Marriage, the Water Is Love (Poetry - page 339)
  • To the Peeping Tom Who Disguised Himself as an Oklahoma Night; Why I’ll Never Fear Getting Red Chili Oil in My Eye: Montage of My Mother in Finishing School (Poetry - page 388)
  • Gather Darkness (Fiction - page 396)
  • To the Stranger Who Asked Me to Nominate Him for the Nobel Prize (Poetry - page 461)