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The South Carolina Review Volume 54.1, Fall 2021

May 7, 2022

SCR Issue 54.1 includes poetry by Juan Camillo Garza, and Jody Winer, with fiction by Alice Yang, Brock Clarke, and Romina Paredes, and features our Ronald Moran Prize winners Leila Ortiz (Poetry) and Alexandra Watson (Fiction).

 

Contents

Poetry

1 LEILA ORTIZ Poem in Which a Bird is Never Mentioned

15 JUAN CAMILLO GARZA Lonely Apocalypse of the Heart; The Fisherman

25 JODY WINER Riptide

27 KELSEY CARMODY WORT Postal Service

28 ERIN WILSON Rakes, Kickstands, Freckles; New Moon, Halfway to Winter Solstice

39 G.C. WALDREP The Fern Cliff II (Monazite); The Fern Cliff (III)

41 DARON JOHNSON Mama the Witch Doctor

51 DEVON BALWIT Amanuensis: Notes on Mann’s Doctor Faustus

52 GRACE Q. SONG Donation

64 ALEXIS IVY At the Tejas Rodeo

72 CINDY KING Daily Affirvotions

87 K. IVER Tupelo, MS; [Boy] Meets Them

90 ROBIN GOW rental car; distortion

104 BRIAN CLIFTON It Doesn’t Sound Good At All

119 PJ KRASS Benjamin Franklin’s Returrn

128 ELI COYLE Nocturne

136 TALAL ALYAN Mumbai, 2003

 

Fiction

3 ALEXANDRA WATSON Even Days

17 CONSTANCE RENFROW Handbook for Demolition Cats

21 BROCK CLARKE Happy Birthday

30 JOSEPHINE SLOYAN Oblivion

42 ROMINA PAREDES Kinstugi

53 STEPHAN ERIK CLARK The Dead Goldfish: A Russian Love Story

65 EVAN J MASSEY Joint Readiness

74 PRISCILLA THOMPSON The Ghost Apple

95 ALICE YANG W*RK

106 KATE KRAUTKRAMER ATS

121 ROBIN VIGFUSSON Going to Hades

131 FRANCIS WALSH How May I Direct Your Call?

 

Book Reviews

138 MIRIAM MCEWEN Bad Acting: The Many Dark Revelations in Tales the Devil Told Me

140 ANNA BLAKE KEELEY Writing Through the Impossible: Sadie Hoagland’s Strange Children

144 ADRIENNE K. BURRIS “A woman can make a living”:  Heather Herrman’s The Corpse Queen

147 STEVIE EDWARDS Unlearning Shame: Mother Body by Diamond Forde

152 GARY KERLEY Deception, Guilt, and the Search for Racial Redemption in Marlin Barton’s Children of Dust

155 SARAH BLACKMAN The Future Feels Like This: Lance Olsen’s Skin Elegies

 

Contributors

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