South Dakota Review Volume 56, No. 3 Newly Released

South Dakota Review Volume 56, Number 3, features poetry by Jeffrey Bean, Claudia Buckholts, Holli Carrell, Mary Cisper, Gillian Cummings, Marlon Hacla (translated by Kristine Ong Muslim), Jacob Griffin Hall, Twyla M. Hansen, Callia Liang, Kevin McLellan, Laurie Saurborn, Tyler Smith, Kevin West, John Sibley Williams, Keith Woodruff, and Adrena Zawinski; short fiction by Joseph Biancalana; nonfiction by Sharon Goldberg; an epistolary essay by John Yohe; and a scholarly experimental essay by Jessica Hudson.

SDR Volume 55, Nos. 1&2

South Dakota Review is delighted to announce the release of Volume 55, Nos. 1&2. Like many literary journals, our production was significantly derailed and delayed by COVID-19, but we are so proud to finally put this double issue into the world during these challenging and distressing times. There are so many splendid pieces by amazing writers in this issue, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Order a copy of SDR Volume 55, Nos. 1&2 HERE, and/or sign up for a subscription at the Coyote Store.

In the meantime, please be well and stay safe, readers.

SDR Volume 53, No. 2 Fresh Off the Press!

South Dakota Review has just closed out an amazing double issue, with a fantastic assemblage of writers!

In the meantime, we’d like to invite you to check out and enjoy our recently-released Volume 53, No. 2, with exciting new work by Lucy Adkins, Erin M. Bertram, Heidi Czerwiec, Leah Jane Esau, Jessica Goodfellow Ueno, Caroline Goodwin, Jason Gray, Susan Grimm, Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp, Brandon Krieg, Rajiv Mohabir, Cameron Norse, Danny Thanh Nguyen, Brianna Noll, Marcus Pactor, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Jessica Plante, Curtis Smith, Jon Tribble, Jeffrey Tucker, and Judy Wilson!

With immense thanks to duncan b. barlow for magazine layout and cover design, to Cheyenne Marco for her expert circulations management, and to our small but dedicated staff of readers!

Order Volume 53, No. 2, as well as other back issues, or sign up for a subscription at our web store here!  South Dakota Review Web Store

You Can Now Subscribe to South Dakota Review and Order Back Issues Online!

Dear South Dakota Review Readers, Contributors, and Subscribers:

We have very exciting news about the journal! You can now subscribe to our journal and order back issues online!

Browse and order here:

South Dakota Review Web Store

With special thanks to University of South Dakota English Department Chair, Darlene Farabee, for all of her work in facilitating our transition to online subscriptions and ordering possible!

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Fall 2011 Issue of South Dakota Review in the Mail!

SDR is recently back from AWP, where it was so nice to meet so many of our contributors and subscribers! Yesterday, staff members sent out the newly-pressed and autumnally mooncake-ish fall issue. We can’t wait for you to see it! Yes, it’s true, that autumn was a while back, and I confess that we’re running a bit behind schedule, but hope to get caught up again over the next couple of issues or so. Historically, though, SDR’s seasons have always been somewhat quirkily after-the-fact. Seasons after the season. We’ve come to find this sort of endearing. We hope you do, too.

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

Lee Ann Roripaugh / Editor’s Essay / “Framed”

Miles Waggener / Poetry / “Flaming Arrow,” “Dance Floor,” “Scat”

Geoff Schmidt / Story / “Box of Owls”

Matthew Guenette / Poetry / “Common Denominators,” “Cambridge”

Jeff Alessandreslli / Poetry / “They should try harder to . . . They ought to be more . . . We all wish they weren’t so . . .,” “One Size Fits All and Then Some”

Ira Sukrungruang / Story / “Tip”

Donna Hunt / Poetry / “From the String Theory Sequence: Multiple Donnas”

Marion Agnew / Story / “Walking Out”

Emily Stone / Poetry / “Search and Destroy,” “Who’s Who of the Conquistadors”

Tom Gannon / Poetry / “How to Write a Native American Poem’

Amy Hassinger / Essay / “Going Native”

Steven D. Schroeder / Poetry / “Buried Among Those Mountains,” “Flutter Fodder,” “You Won’t Find a New Land”

Sarah Fawn Montgomery / Essay / “Weather I’ve Known”

Jon Tribble / Poetry / “Long Stories About Short Pigs,” “Compared to What,” “Up for the Down Stroke”

Sandy Yang / Story / “Longing”

Meg Thompson / Poetry / “For a Long Time This Poem Was ABout Shaving,” “You are the farmer”

Melissa Kwasny / Poetry / “The Black Calf,” “The Eagle Tree,” “Thunderbird,” “Thunder Egg”

Gregory Lawless / Poetry / “Factoryville Anabasis”

Eve Wood / Poetry / “Keep the Car Running”

Karen Gettert Shoemaker / Story / “What Sarah Said”

Katherine Riegel / Poetry / “Hoping to Learn from Wilbur, Who Said Love Calls Us to the Things of This World,” “Boys”

Rebecca Loudon / Poetry / “Young corn grows right up to the shore,” “No place for an outsider who’d never survive the rafty pins,” “Overwhelmed with Stubborn Affliction,” “Metropolis”

Michaela Mullin / Book Review / “Review of The Wide Road, by Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian”

As I mentioned in the last post, South Dakota Review is going through an exciting and ambitious transitional phase. Reader, would you consider showing your support for us in one or more of the following ways?

SUBSCRIBE to South Dakota Review! 🙂

“LIKE” us on FaceBook (and also link, review, and otherwise help spread the Big, Big Viral Love?) 🙂

SUBMIT to South Dakota Review! 🙂

Ask your bookstores and libraries to sell and/or subscribe to South Dakota Review! 🙂

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”

South Dakota Review is going through an ambitious and exciting period of transition/transformation. Reader, would you consider showing your support for us in one or more of the following ways?

SUBSCRIBE to South Dakota Review! 🙂

“LIKE” us on FaceBook (and also link, review, and otherwise help spread the Big, Big Viral Love?) 🙂

SUBMIT to South Dakota Review! 🙂

Ask your bookstores and libraries to sell and/or subscribe to South Dakota Review! 🙂

The University of South Dakota Visiting Writers’ Reading Series

The University of South Dakota is launching a visiting writers’ reading series. Our inaugural events will take place over the next two days (September 22 and September 23, 2011), with a reading and a workshop featuring four writers: David Marshall Chan (USD’s Visiting Creative Writer), Courtney Huse-Wika (a USD Ph.D. creative writing alum and Assistant Professor at Black Hills State University), Pen Pearson (another USD Ph.D. creative writing alum and a Professor at Northern State University), and Miles Waggener (Associate Professor at University of Nebraska-Omaha).

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m. — Freedom Forum, Neuharth Media Center
Poetry and Prose readings by authors David Marshall Chan, Courtney Huse Wika, Pen Pearson, and Miles Waggener
Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 23, 2011, 12:00 noon — Muenster University Center 216
Graduate student lunch with visiting writers.
A lunch open to University of South Dakota graduate students.

Friday, September 23, 2011, 3:00 p.m. — Muenster University Center 216
Tenure Tracking: A Workshop on the Creative Writing Job Market and Tenure-Track Process
Our (published! and employed!) visiting writers David Marshall Chan, Courtney Huse Wika, Pen Pearson, and Miles Waggener will provide brief personal career narratives, after which the floor will be opened to audience members to ask questions and solicit advice about their professional lives as writers post M.F.A. and/or Ph.D.
Free and open to the public.

David Marshall Chan is the author of Goblin Fruit: Stories, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. His writing has also appeared in such publications as Conjunctions, BOMB Magazine, and Columbia, and he has been awarded writing fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. Writing in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Rick Moody called Goblin Fruit: Stories “probably the most stunning debut of the year, one that gives much promise of great things to come,” and in the New York Review of Books, Joyce Carol Oates wrote: “David Marshall Chan’s voice is haunting and original. Goblin Fruit is a fascinating cri de couer by a young writer of promise and substance.” He grew up in Southern California and previously lived in New York City, and is currently the Visiting Creative Writer at The University of South Dakota.

Courtney Huse Wika received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English with a specialization in creative writing from the University of South Dakota, and her B.A. in English and Philosophy from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She has published both creatively and critically, most notably in Backwards City Review, 605 Magazine, Paddlefish, Epicenter, The MacGuffin, Life on the Farm and Ranch: South Dakota Stories, Voice of Youth Advocates, and a book chapter in the critical anthology Illuminating Torchwood: Essays on Narrative, Character and Sexuality in the BBC Series, co-authored with Dr. Susan Wolfe. Currently she is Director of the Writing Center and Assistant Professor of English at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Pen Pearson is a Professor of English at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota where she teaches creative writing, American literature, and composition. She recently published her first book of poems, Poetry as Liturgy: Presenting Poems in a Sacramental Sequence. Her current project is a biographical novel of British modernist poet Charlotte Mew.

Miles Waggener is the author of Phoenix Suites, (The Word Works, 03) winner the Washington Prize; and Portents Aside, (Two Dogs Press, 08). His second full-length collection, Sky Harbor, is forthcoming from Pinyon Publishing. His poems have appeared recently in Third Coast; The Pinch; Gulf Coast; New Poets of the American West, Helen Burns Poetry Anthology: New Voices from the Academy of American Poets’ University and College Prizes, 1999-2008; Verse Daily, and elsewhere. He is an Associate Professor in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and lives in Omaha with the writer Megan Gannon and their son Manny.

Cover Art for Spring/Summer 2011 Special Double Issue

Cover art for the Spring/Summer 2011 special double issue of South Dakota Review will feature art by Oscar Howe, an internationally-acclaimed American Indian artist who taught at The University of South Dakota for twenty-five years. Sacro Wi (Sundancer) is from 1967, casein on paper, and is part of the permanent collection of the Oscar Howe Gallery/University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota. You can read more about Oscar Howe’s work and the Oscar Howe Gallery at The University of South Dakota here.


SDR Live on the Web

Welcome to South Dakota Review online!

Founded in 1963, South Dakota Review is a literary print journal published quarterly at The University of South Dakota through the Department of English and under the sponsorship of the College of Arts & Sciences.

This digital supplement to the print journal will feature announcements, news and previews, samples from the magazine, as well as other bits of literary goodness.

The magazine is currently in the midst of receiving an exciting makeover.  New size, new layout/design, new glossy cover!  The big reveal will take place late this summer with a special Spring/Summer double issue.  And, oh!  The writers contained within this glossy, shiny, supersized fabulousness?  Knock-your-socks-off, gosh-wow awesome!  Can you stand the excitement?  Perhaps it’s time to subscribe!