The Southern Review’s Winter 2013 Issue Now Available

01/30/2013 09:29 AM

BATON ROUGE – Light drawings by artist Alison Rossiter grace The Southern Review’s winter 2013 issue, now available for purchase online at and in bookstores.

The winter issue features new work by 20 poets, including Deborah Flanagan, Maggie Smith, Kevin Prufer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Schultz, whose poem “A Moment” begins with this definition: “A measurement of time / in which dogs live / without regret / or desire to enhance / their reputation / and personal worth.”

Fiction includes a story about suspected infidelity and an origami convention by Katherine Heiny, Karl Taro Greenfeld’s imagining of a bloodthirsty horde tamed by management consultants, two takes on lunch in Manhattan by Peter LaSalle and a story about a little girl on an elephant sanctuary in Thailand by recent Fulbright Fellow Ian Bassingthwaighte.

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s lyrical essay “The Strong Man and the Clown” takes on race, her family’s Italian ancestry, the movies of Fellini and the story of Pinocchio in an excerpt from her forthcoming collection, “The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White.” Steven Harvey’s “The Vanishing Point” tells the story of his mother’s life as a nursing student and young wife and mother in Dodge City in the 1940s and 1950s, using her letters and other primary documents to piece together her perspective.

Rossiter’s light drawings of horses reflect a lifelong interest in light-sensitive, gelatin-silver-based photography. Trained at the Banff School of Fine Arts and, most recently, the Sherman Fairchild Photographic Conservation laboratory at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rossiter lives and works in New Jersey and New York City. Her photography can be found in many major collections, including the Getty Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Founded in 1935 by Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks, The Southern Review is published four times a year on the campus of LSU.

For more information, contact Erin Rolfs at or 225-578-8282.

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013