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Volume 35.1

Contributors Lauren Albin, Margaret Bashaar, Barrett Bowlin, Yi Xiao Chen, Alexandra Comeaux, Sam Cross, Danielle Lee Davis, Chelsea Dingman, George Drew, Norman Dubie, Ezra Dan Feldman, Joyce Frank, Renata Fuchs, Christian Holt, Gwen Holt, Jill McCabe Johnson, Rebecca Lauren, Esther Lin, Dao Linh, Thomas McConnell, L.L. McDonald, Caitlin McGill, Brooke McKinney, Victoria Miluch, Aleksandra Panic, Samuel Piccone, Rachel Sahaidachny, Kate…

Volume 35.1

Contributors Lauren Albin, Margaret Bashaar, Barrett Bowlin, Yi Xiao Chen, Alexandra Comeaux, Sam Cross, Danielle Lee Davis, Chelsea Dingman, George Drew, Norman Dubie, Ezra Dan Feldman, Joyce Frank, Renata Fuchs, Christian Holt, Gwen Holt, Jill McCabe Johnson, Rebecca Lauren, Esther Lin, Dao Linh, Thomas McConnell, L.L. McDonald, Caitlin McGill, Brooke McKinney, Victoria Miluch, Aleksandra Panic, Samuel Piccone, Rachel Sahaidachny, Kate…

Contributor Spotlight: Alicia Wright

Alicia Wright’s poems, “Self Portrait as St. Peter’s Youth Group Member” and “Elegy for Marilyn with Streaks of Silver,” appear in Vol. 34.1 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here. This interview was conducted by Maari Carter, The Southeast Review’s assistant poetry editor.   First, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to publish your beautiful poems. You’re working…

Contributor Spotlight: Will McGrath

Will McGrath’s “Death of the Virgin” won The Southeast Review’s 2015 Narrative Nonfiction Contest, judged by Bob Shacochis, and appears in Vol. 34.1. Purchase the issue here and check out this year’s contests. Tell us about “Death of the Virgin.” What inspired it? I wrote a version of this essay long ago, when I was working at a homeless shelter…

Contributor Spotlight: Jennine Capó Crucet

Interview Excerpt: “Navigating Rather Than Negotiating” Misha Rai’s full interview with Jennine Capó Crucet appears in Vol. 34.1 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here. Misha Rai: So you once told me that you knew exactly who you were writing Make Your Home Among Strangers for. Can you talk a little about that?  Jennine Capó Crucet: Absolutely. I wrote this…

Contributor Spotlight: James Dunham

James Dunham’s short story, “Passage,” appears in Vol. 34.1 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here. Tell us about “Passage” and what inspired it. I sometimes have surreal, unpleasant dreams, and “Passage” originated in one as the opening tunnel section where the societal outcasts gather. The image demanded exploration—that its story be discovered. Over the course of many drafts, I set…

Contributor Spotlight: Alexa Torre

Alexa Torre’s digital photography series, “Mexica Utopia,” appears in Vol. 33.2 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here.   Artist statement for “Mexica Utopia”: Mexico is a singular country, but we need to find those different Mexicans: Mexicans that can find their own way of assuming their own membership. ‘Hecho en Mexico’ needs to be more than just a…

Contributor Spotlight: Michael Homolka

Michael Homolka’s poem, “Self-Portrait as Tundra,” appears in Vol. 33.2 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here. What can you tell us about “Self-Portrait as Tundra”—what inspired it? Where was it written? I wrote “Self-Portrait as Tundra” because I was inspired by the poetry of Philippe Jaccottet—in particular, the untitled one below, as translated from the original French by…

Contributor Spotlight: Brandon Lingle

Brandon Lingle’s essay, “Tourniquet,” appears in Vol. 33.2 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here. Tell us about “Tourniquet.” What inspired it? As a kid in Boy Scout first aid classes, instructors talked about tourniquets as dangerous, evil devices. Barely two decades later, at pre-deployment training, military medics spoke of tourniquets in almost holy terms. These opposite views jarred…