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South Carolina Review 46.1

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POST-COLONIAL ISSUES & LIFE WRITING: ESSAYS AND POETRY

Essays:

Republic of Letters:

  • How to Write an Essay by John Tytell
  • In the Abbey by Catharine Savage Brosman
  • By Heart by Michael Milburn

Reviews:


The South Carolina Review 45.2

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IRISH INTERSECTIONS: ESSAYS AND POETRY

Fiction:

Poetry Unit:

  • "Waiting with Ceilidh," "But Beauty," "Avocado," "Among Us," and "The Post" by Kathryn Kirkpatrick
  • "A View from Here," "Urban Sprawl," "The Secret," and "One Man's Sunday" by Ronald Moran
  • "View of Lake Louise" by Matthew Brennan

Poems by Rebecca Foust:

  • "Back-to-School Night," "Greed Applies for Financial Aid," "Wrath Endures the Change," "A Lack of Moral Nuance," "She Tries Again to Meditate," "Aging Gracefully," "Pretty Is as Pretty Does," "No Apologies, "Not Taught at the Parenting Class," "The Ones She Likes Best," "Despair," and "Postscript"

Reviews:


South Carolina Review 45.1

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Essays:

Fiction:

Poem:

Poetry Unit:

  • "The War Reporter Paul Watson Remembers the Freedom Fighter Abdul Haq," "The War Reporter Paul Watson Chases the Lion of Panjshir," "The War Reporter Paul Watson Tries to Apologize for the Mother of the Dead," and "The War Reporter Paul Watson Is Forgiven" by Dan O'Brien
  • "August Tomatoes" and "Poem on a Line from Helen Losse" by Sherry Chandler
  • "Belittlement" by Mark Wisniewski

South Carolina Review 44.2

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Essays:

Poetry Unit:

  • "Mill Village," "Another Form of Faith," "The Imperfection of Deities," "Episode," and "Empty Spaces" by Scott Owens
  • "Auggie" and "This Year Beyond Others" by Ronald Moran
  • "Genealogies" and "To Live in Another Time and Place" by Robert Cooperman
  • "Economics," "Original Earth," "Gravity," and "We Know the Grass" by Doug Ramspeck

Reviews:


South Carolina Review 44.1

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Essays:

Interview:

Republic of Letters:

  • "The Next Time the Walls Break" by Brett Taylor
  • "The Major of Saint-Lô" by Sam Howie
  • "Soûl de Musique" by William Huhn

South Carolina Review 43.2

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Essays:


South Carolina Review 42.3 and 43.1

Visit the Ireland in the Arts and Humanities page for the first two volumes in the new South Carolina Review Monographic Series! Both volumes--Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry (SCR 42.3) and Writing Modern Ireland (SCR 43.1)--are available online in their entirety.


South Carolina Review 42.2
Featuring Doris Betts

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Poetry Unit 1:

  • "Pay Phone" and "Blue Nun" by Dan O'Brien
  • "What Are We Going to Do Now?" by John F. Buckley
  • "Wings Without a Bird" by Jim Bainbridge

Poetry Unit 2:

  • "Never Too Old to Hunt" and "Suzi's Teddy Bear" by Charles Cantrell
  • "Slow Migration Towards Ecstasy" by Mark Wagenaar
  • "Ardent Winter, Colorado" by Sharon Doyle
  • "Rommel's Option" and "We're Screwed" by Stephen Cushman
  • "Nekuia" by Elizabeth Klise von Zerneck
  • "Black Arts in Catamaco" and "The Truth" by Rebecca Foust

Republic of Letters:

  • "How Then Shall We Live?" by Jo Page
  • "Prague Afternoon" by Jule Wittes Schlack

Reviews:


South Carolina Review 42.1
Featuring essays about Eudora Welty

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Poetry Unit:

  • "Ice Storm," "Silhouette in the Night Air," and "Marshlands" by Ronald Moran
  • "The Childhood of Stalin" by Anis Shivani
  • "Small Fish" by Robert Parham
  • "At Seton's Shrine" by Elizabeth Murawski
  • "Kamikaze" by Greg Weiss

South Carolina Review 41.2
Featuring novelist and poet Ron Rash

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South Carolina Review 41.1
Featuring poet Vivian Shipley

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Poetry Unit 1:

  • "Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw" by Vivian Shipley
  • "Lost Fathers," "Lucky," and "Like Dostoevsky's" by Rebecca J. Foust
  • "Consecrate," "Lorca in New York," and "Postcards from Places I Have Never Been" by Michele Santamaria
  • "The Fruit Thereof" by Randy Blythe
  • "Baggage" by Ken Autrey
  • "On the Day of the Longest Light" by Lyn Lifshin
  • "Epilogue for Baucis and Philemon" by Rita Signorelli-Pappas
  • "Metaphor: Seeing One Thing as Another" by Devin Brown
  • "Moving Countries, Schizophrenic" by Jessica Harmon

Poetry Unit 2:

  • "July 4, 2007," "Reading the Mail," and "The Foo-Foo Girl" by Ronald Moran
  • "After Edward Munch's Madonna" by Maureen McHugh
  • "Letter to Myself after a Fender-Bender" by Hannah Craig
  • "Haircut" by Terry Ann Thaxton
  • "1968" by Karen Hildebrand
  • "Bald" and "Flying Squirrels" by Gary Every
  • "Lying in State" by Kristin Berkey-Abbott

2007/2008 Poetry Contest

Headnote:
  • "The South Carolina Review Poetry Contest 2007/2008" by Wayne K. Chapman
Contest Winners:
  • "Blessed" by George Drew
  • "In a Summer of Almost Too Much Light" by David Hopes
  • "Duck Blind" by Hastings Hansel
  • "Igneous Carolina: A Day in Five Perspectives" by Thomas Cofield

South Carolina Review 40.2
~ 40th Anniversary Year! ~

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Poetry Unit:

  • "Winds" and "Growing Up American" by Ronald Moran
  • "Monsters" by James Francis Cahillane
  • "Shipwreck" and "Before the Distance" by Elisabeth Murawski
  • "Lake Almanor" by Robin Shectman
  • "Gone to Roady's" by Rachel De Baere
  • "Jardim Zoologico (Rio de Janeiro, 1999)" by Arthur Powers
  • "Dark Art" by Charles Cantrell
  • "What I Forgot to Write" by Perie Longo

South Carolina Review 40.1

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South Carolina Review 39.2

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Poetry Unit:

  • "Genetic Engineering," "On an Onion," "Road Kill," and "I Want to Be a Tree" by Niall McGrath
  • "A Friend Visits the Sites of Vanished Civilizations," "Mysterious Friendship," and "Well Before Danger" by Kathryn Kirkpatrick
  • "Eva Peron's Body," "Dead Crow," and "Governor John Winthrop" by James Doyle
  • "L" and "Incommunicado in November" by Anne Coray

South Carolina Review 39.1

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South Carolina Review 38.2

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South Carolina Review 38.1


South Carolina Review 37.2

Themed Issue: James Dickey Revisited