04/26/2013 10:54 AM
BATON ROUGE – Photographed dioramas by artist Lori Nix adorn The Southern Review’s
spring 2013 issue, now available for purchase online at http://thesouthernreview.org and in bookstores.
The spring issue features new work by 21 poets, including translations of Ghalib by
M. Shahid Alam and original poems by Carol Ann Davis; Anna Journey; David Bottoms;
Corey Van Landingham; and Jake Adam York, to whom the issue is dedicated. Taken from
York’s award-winning series on the civil rights movement, the three new poems in the
issue represent some of York’s final work from this important project.
James Lee Burke brings us “Going across Jordan,” a tense page-turner about two men
on the run and a corrupt Hollywood cowboy with an agenda of his own. Tamas Dobozy,
whose last story featured in The Southern Review was called ‘likely to become a classic’
by the Washington Post, returns to the pages with a piece about utopian dreams. Other
fiction includes a story of unrequited love and a high school heavy-metal band by
Chip Cheek; a fabulist tale about the mysterious appearance of stones in a village
by Mika Seifert; and a short story about two young runaways in South Florida by Pushcart
Prize-winning author Jaquira Díaz.
Bonnie Jo Campbell’s essay “Crimes against a Wrecker Driver” takes readers behind
the scenes at a salvage shop in a true-crime piece about violence and forgiveness.
Kirk Curnutt’s “Once Again to Zelda” examines the role the influential biography of
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda Fitzgerald has played in American culture.
Nix’s dioramas depict the built environment devoid of people. Shopping malls, museums,
libraries, and theaters in a state of ruin as nature encroaches are meticulously constructed
and photographed, resulting in beautiful and eerie artifacts from an imagined future.
Nix’s work has been shown in the Henry Art Gallery and the Smithsonian American 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 email@example.com or 225-578-8282.
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013