Issue: Winter - 2015

The Southern Review is celebrating Mardi Gras—and the start of their eightieth anniversary year—with the winter 2015 issue. Michael Knight’s “Our Lady of the Roses” is set against the Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Alabama, and the title story of Kirstin Valdez Quade’s forthcoming Night at the Fiestas visits Santa Fe for the festival spirit of the Southwest. Some of the nation’s leading poets, including Denise Duhamel, Charles Simic, and David Bottoms contribute work, as does Djibouti-born Abdourahman Waberi, translated from the French by Nancy Naomi Carlson. The winter issue features evocative black-and-white photographs of New Orleans’s biggest celebrations—Mardi Gras, Super Sunday, and Jazz Fest—by Louisiana-native Oscar Creech.

Oscar Creech

In this Issue:

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My Son Asks for the Story about When We Were Birds (Poetry - page 1)
The Future (Poetry - page 3)
Night at the Fiestas (Fiction - page 6)
Humanity 101 (Poetry - page 24)
Herring Cove (Poetry - page 26)
One One Thousand (Fiction - page 27)
Grief; Memory; Elegy; Fable (Poetry - page 37)
Looking through the Entries in an Old Pocket Notebook; Take Another Look (Poetry - page 41)
Appointment on the Bhagsu Road (Fiction - page 45)
Sinbad the Sailor; Guide to the Local Penitentiaries; The Cricket on My Pillow; In This Prison of Ours (Poetry - page 52)
Falling into Cape Clear Island (Poetry - page 56)
Discovering Anna (Nonfiction - page 57)
Feast and Famine (Poetry - page 68)
from My Sunshine Away (Fiction - page 70)
Hubert Blankenship (Poetry - page 81)
The Nurse and the Lights; Father as Jellyfish (Poetry - page 82)
Lunch Money; Dear Scabiosa (Poetry - page 93)
Little Sails (Poetry - page 96)
The Electric Battlefield Map (Fiction - page 98)
After This, Earth (Poetry - page 107)
Every Danger Otherwise the Same; Jesus, Take the Wheel (Poetry - page 108)
The Scent of Always: A Personal History, with Perfume (Nonfiction - page 112)
Of Travels and Thinness; Eggs Benedict (Poetry - page 128)
Wolf Moon (Poetry - page 131)
Ax in the Face (Poetry - page 132)
The God of Stupidity (Poetry - page 134)
Rosary for Timbuktu (Poetry - page 143)
Elegiac (Poetry - page 148)
Rh (Nonfiction - page 150)
Henry Beston at the Outermost House (Poetry - page 153)
Mermaid Stops by True Value to Pick Up a Screwdriver (Poetry - page 155)
Feel Good (Fiction - page 136)
Our Lady of the Roses (Fiction - page 157)