Issue: Winter 2012

Ring in the New Year in style with The Southern Review’s jewel-studded winter 2012 issue. Featured poets include Charles Simic, Mary Ruefle, Stephen Dunn, Bob Hicok, Wendy Barker, Elana Bell, Daniel Johnson, and Anna Journey. A snow-dusted Copenhagen at Christmas is the site of Thomas E. Kennedy’s surprising and movingly human account of what it means to face death and emerge grateful to the world. Jason Brown brings us “Wintering Over,” a chilling story about an artist couple isolated in a neglected Maine house over a winter that may be prove too long for them to endure. New fiction by Stuart Dybek, Christie Hodgen, Christine Sneed, Ted Sanders, and Reese Okyong Kwon joins nonfiction by Rachel Ida Buff and paintings by Gwyneth Scally.

In this Issue:

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  • The Airy World (Poetry - page 1)
  • Wedding Night: We Share an Heirloom Tomato on Our Hotel Balcony Overlooking the Ocean in Which Natalie Wood Drowned; Vulgar Remedies: Tooth and Salt; Vulgar Remedies (2): If You Hold a Dying Creature during Childhood; Black Porcelain French Telephone (Poetry - page 2)
  • Elemental (Poetry - page 7)
  • Wintering Over (Fiction - page 8)
  • Barbershop; Adamantine; Purgatory Blues; Emerson in Mourning (Poetry - page 30)
  • Again, the House by the Railroad (Poetry - page 38)
  • Ordinary Nudes; The Question (Fiction - page 39)
  • You Just Don't Feel So Good (Nonfiction - page 41)
  • Wings of Love; Elegy for a Game; Picking Up Pinecones (Poetry - page 53)
  • Truth, Beauty, and the Intro Poetry Workshop; Books, Bath Towels, and Beyond (Poetry - page 56)
  • Relations (Fiction - page 61)
  • Winter's Intern; Rebbelith (Poetry - page 77)
  • Paintings (Art - page 80)
  • How I Got My Name (Poetry - page 89)
  • Flight from Cyprus; Reading Taha by Lamplight; Married to Me (Poetry - page 90)
  • Mid-American Gothic (Poetry - page 96)
  • Anniversary Poem; Without End; Once Again; (Poetry - page 97)
  • The Drip (Fiction - page 101)
  • Aubade, with Cockatiel and Barking Staccato (Poetry - page 126)
  • The Golden Age of Herbalists (Poetry - page 127)
  • from Metropolitan Suite (Poetry - page 128)
  • All the Strange Hours: A Taxonomy (Nonfiction - page 135)
  • Observation rewards the effort to attend; Here and there and then and now; Words, what is the word, matter; A very small bible (Poetry - page 144)
  • Jane (Fiction - page 151)
  • Judith Beheading Holofernes; The Rape of Proserpina (Poetry - page 155)
  • Icarus's Dog; Looking for a Soul Mate; O Spring: Strange Feast; Summer Evening (Poetry - page 157)
  • Legends of the Seoul Dogs (Fiction - page 162)