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Volume 35.2

Contributors Allison Adair, Christopher Todd Anderson, Josh Brewer, Kayla E., Allegra Hyde, Michael Lavers, Hugh Martin, Ann Stewart McBee, Owen McLeod, Annie Paradis, David James Poissant, Paige Quiñones, Sheila Sanderson, Alysia Sawchyn, Sujata Shekar, Matthew K. Thompson, John Wamsted, and Lareign Ward.

Adrian Matejka

  Sounds in Sequential Order (Edit)     —after Ann Druyan’s classification of terrestrial sounds for the Sounds of Earth record     Music of the Spheres   Frequencies get lean out here, echoing like abandoned ghosts rattling the forgotten umbrellas & coatless hangers in the front hall closet. Everyone just ghosted the minute the summonses came & the exodus…

Staff Picks: Word of South Festival

by Southeast Review staff Tallahassee’s second annual Word of South Festival is a celebration of literature and music and the connections between the two. At this festival, which is being held this weekend, April 8-10, in Cascades Park, you’ll find musicians who write books, authors who write about music, and combined performances by musicians and authors. Don’t miss out on this unique literary event! To help you…

Yona Harvey

Yona Harvey’s book of poetry, Hemming the Water, was published by Four Way Books in 2013. Listen to her share her poetry here: Yona Harvey is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books: New York), which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University.  She is also…

Review: Call Me By My Other Name

Call Me By My Other Name by Valerie Wetlaufer Review by Emily Faison I’m still not sure if Valerie Wetlaufer has written a history in verse, or simply folded history into poetry, but either way, Call Me By My Other Name leaves readers gasping with both horror and understanding. A news clipping epigraph, rewritten in verse in “Helpmate IV,” shapes the tone…

Volume 33.2

Contributors A. A. Balaskovits, Sari Boren, Ashley Caveda, Clayton Adam Clark, Brian Clifton, Adam Day, Kimberly Driggers, Trista Edwards, Hannah Gamble, Julia Gfrörer, Michael Homolka, Peter LaBerge, Brandon Lingle, Caitlin McGill, Colleen Morrissey, Steven Perez, Jada Pierce, Peter Stenson, Alexandra Teague, Alexa Torre, Fritz Ward, Kevin Weidner

Craft Talk: Kerry James Evans

POETRY BOOTCAMP 1. First off, poems aren’t magical things that plop from the air and onto your plate, fat and greasy like Grandmother’s dumplings. It might happen, but I wouldn’t count on it. 2. Be open for the unexpected, but be so with purpose. If something comes up, don’t think about how you can turn the adventure into a poem; rather, be…

Author Q&A: Sarah Blake

Interview by Anna Claire Hodge Sarah Blake lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her husband and son. Her poems have appeared, or will soon, in The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and the anthology, The BreakBeat Poets. She received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts in 2013. Her first book of poetry, Mr. West,…

Review: War of the Foxes

The War of the Foxes, by Richard Siken Review by William Fargason     After the success of his first book of poetry, Crush, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize in 2004, Richard Siken stayed quiet. He waited ten years before releasing his second book War of the Foxes in 2015. Now that we have his second…