Spring/Summer 2011 Issue of South Dakota Review is Out and About!

Spring/Summer 2011 Cover

The Spring/Summer 2011 issue of South Dakota Review is out and about in its new and shiny 9×9, glossy format. Initial feedback on the redesign and content has been very positive so far from SDR’s contributors and subscribers. We hope you enjoy the issue!

Here’s a sneak peak at the Table of Contents:

Lee Ann Roripaugh / Editor’s Essay / “Bodies, Rest, and Motion”

Charlie Clark / Poetry / “Summer Music”

Mary Biddinger / Poetry / “A Bravery,” “Coin-Operated Engine Finds Its Steam,” and “An Elm Tree Will Never Be the One You Love”

Karin Lin-Greenberg / Story / “Lobsterama”

Teri Grimm / Poetry / “Magic Lantern,” “Lyla Recalls That Summer,” and “Go On, Please. This is Very Interesting”

Heidi Czerwiec / Poetry / “Autobioerotic,” “Bettie-Shaped Space,” “Part & Parcel,” and “Abroad”

Tamara Linse / Story / “Damned”

Tamiko Beyer / Poetry / “Compass,” “Says City Water,” “Trash Sail,” and “Someone who will say our names when we get to the end of things”

Dionisia Morales / Essay / “Blue Means Water”

Sandy Longhorn / Poetry / “Cautionary Tale for Girls Caught Up in the Machinery”

Jenn Koiter / Poetry / “The Messy Girl Drives Eastward, With Impending Migraine,” “Early Dinner Ending with a Line from Thomas Merton,” and “Messy Girl Prays with Mathematics”

Lisa Ampleman / Poetry / “Letter from the Field of Vision” and “Because You Look for Yourself in My Poems”

Stephanie Austin / Story / “Drunk in Bathing Suits”

Matt Mauch / Poetry / “Every view is oceanic if you focus on the sky” and “A cottonwood seed, a blade of grass, an I’ll never-see-anything-like-this-again-in-my-life balancing act”

Thierry Brunet / Poetry / Three Poems

Adam Clay / Poetry / “The Sources of Country Music,” “Another Lazy Sunday,” and “Quitting Time”

Nate Liederbach / Story / “Daddy Bird”

Bruce Covey / Poetry / “I’m a Bitty Cupcake,” “Chunks of Or,” “Wealthy,” and “Guilded Elegies”

Carol Guess and Daniela Olszewska / Poetry / “How to Convince a Shy Person to Be Your Valentine or How to Make Heart-Shaped Pumice Holder,” “How to Earn a Legitimate Living Working from Home,” and “How to Donate Your Body to Science”

Tiffany Midge / Poetry / “Antiquing with Indians,” “Teton Valley,” and “Funeral for a Sioux Elder”

Peter Kispert / Story / “Diving, Drifting”

Erin Wagner / Poetry / “Returning Tides”

Tami Haaland / Poetry / “These Roses,” “Wild Goose,” and “October Snow”

Catherine Chiodo / Poetry / “Desert Pathology”

Yelizaveta Renfro / Essay / “Song of the Redwood Tree”

Mark Statman / Poetry / “Of,” “mexican bus ride (1986),” and “Invitation”

Jim Peterson / Poetry / “Rain of Bulls,” “A Way of Flying,” “The Marriage,” and “The Giant’s Dance of Love”

John-Michael Bloomquist / Poetry / “Bell, Book, and Candle: Self-Portrait” and “Meet Me at the Oil Fields”

Allison Hedge Coke / Novel Excerpt “Foundling” (from The Wailing Room)

Nathan White / Poetry / “Provincial”

Matthew Brown / Poetry / “Midnight Crow”

Travis Hedge Coke / Poetry / “In the Mourning”

Daniel Saalfeld / Poetry / “Standing in Smoke”

Ande Davis / Story / “The Dead Wagon”

Liz Kay / Poetry / “The Search Party,” “Valedictory,” and “Death Penalty”

Adrian C. Louis / Poetry / “Blue Fog,” “Coyote,” “Mantle,” and “Oppression Invocation”

Rick Robbins / Poetry / “Bridge”

Chris Haven / Poetry / “To Wyoming,” and “Distance in Denver”

Joanna Penn Cooper / Poetry / “Excerpt from Summer Project”

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Lee Ann Roripaugh

Lee Ann Roripaugh is the author of four volumes of poetry: Dandarians (Milkweed, Editions, 2014), On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009), Year of the Snake (Southern Illinois University Press, 2004), and Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin, 1999). She was named winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in Poetry/Prose for 2004, and a 1998 winner of the National Poetry Series. The current South Dakota State Poet Laureate, Roripaugh is a Professor of English at the University of South Dakota, where she serves as Director of Creative Writing and Editor-in-Chief of South Dakota Review.

3 thoughts on “Spring/Summer 2011 Issue of South Dakota Review is Out and About!”

  1. I like the new format, but I’m a long-time reader of SDR and I’m disappointed by the lack of archives going back further than the recent editorship. I wanted to use an essay of Brian Bedard’s for my students from a few years back and it used to be archived with quite a few other works I liked to go back and read, but all of those older archives seem to have disappeared. I think some history and continuity is lost this way. Would it be possible to put the other pages back up? I enjoy SDR now but I used to teach a number of poets and essayists whose works were online. And some of the special issues were brilliant, what parts were available online. Now they have been disappeared. SDR has a long history and I think the archives should reflect that. Thanks for much for doing that for your long-time (old) readers.



    1. Hi Eamon! The other pages haven’t been “disappeared” but are not located at the SDR blog. Here’s the link to samples from the SDR archives from the former website: http://orgs.usd.edu/sdreview/sampleissues.html These samples were updated/provided prior to my editorship, and so I’m unsure if these are the specific archives to which you are referring or not? We hope to do some more work with the website as a larger, ongoing project, and yes, I agree that reflecting the long history of the journal will be an important aspect of this project! Thanks for commenting, and for your feedback! 🙂


      1. Thank you, but the essays I wanted were posted several years earlier. Hawk on the Goal Post, and one about a stuffed buffalo…there were interviews with poets, too, in an issue I used. I thought you and your father were in that issue.


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