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The South Carolina Review Volume 54.2, Spring 2022

May 7, 2022

SCR Issue 54.2 includes poetry by Domenica Martinello, and Despy Boutris, with fiction by Khem K. Aryal, Gionni Ponce, and Katherine Tunning.

 

Contents

Poetry

1 GALE MARIE THOMPSON Wind Shear

3 DOMENICA MARTINELLO Power Ballad; There’s a Life Inside My Life

19 ELIZABETH LINDSEY ROGERS Fertility Ballad

22 JUSTIN REED No, I Mean I Really Want You to Live Forever

36 KATIE KEMPLE Before I can write about love

50 LILLIAN BERTRAM Money Rules: A Duplex; Anthropocene Money; Colonizer Money

63 STELLA WONG how the HR department responds to a report

64 DAVE NIELSEN How to Make a Hootenanny Pancake

73 MAYA MARSHALL Girl Born with Cleft Palate Turns Ten, Divines for Water in Her Backyard

77 SEBASTIÁN H. PÁRAMO Sobbing in a U-Haul

78 DEPSY BOUTRIS Falling; Breakup Ghazal

102 GEORGIA TIFFANY To Live in That Room

104 ERIKA. LUCKERT Moules Marinères

114 JEFFREY BEAN Love Poem in Quarantine

116 JANE ZWART Poem With a Hole In It

156 MEL RUTH Ridgeway, VA 2008

 

Fiction

 

7 HANNAH FEUSTLE If That’s How You Have To Be

24 STEVE ALMOND I’m Not the Only One

39 A.T. BISESI City Lights

54 KHEM. K. ARYAL Shopping for Glasses

65 DOUG RAMSPECK Omens

74 KATHERINE TUNNING The Sofa

81 DEAN TUCK The Amnesiacs

106 GIONNI PONCE The City to See and Be Seen

117 HARRY GORDON Dust

 

Book Reviews

 

128 WALT HUNTER A Necessary Language: Tracy K. Smith’s Such Color

131 AMBER LEE Coming to Terms with American Expression of Race: Connor Towne O’Neill’s Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy

134 STEPHEN HUNDLEY Daddy’s Rotten Kingdom: Steve Almond’s All the Secrets of the World

 

Contributors

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