The Sundog Years

To conclude their experience interning for The Southeast Review, Diana Calderón, Arissa Cushnie, and Grant Wendt searched the archives for covers and writings they thought best represented SER before we changed our name. The following pieces are from our years as SUN DOG. From SUN DOG, Vol. 5, 1983 "Blowing Up" by Barbara Hamby Tonight she was going to blow the whole place, herself included, straight to hell. Dynamite. “I need dynamite,” she thought as she stretched to zip the period costume she had to wear. A nineteenth century barmaid, she pulled the decolletage up. No cleavage from her. No siree bobtail. Nitroglycerine. She put on her right show with Dr. Scholl’s arch and metatarsal

"All Hermits Died on Thursday"

All Hermits Died on Thursday The six hermits of the Nantahala region of North Carolina died mysteriously yesterday. On this day, March 20th, 1899, the town elders had planned to gather the hermits together for the first time to beg their collective advice on the planned railroad and various omens of the new century. Beard of the Ages March 21.—The hermit of Granite City, Hoyle Thompson, choked to death on his own beard on Thursday. Mr. Buell Mae found him in his cave, at the back of the boulder field, and proceeded to pull the beard from the old timer’s mouth. According to Mr. Mae, it took three hours to pull the entire beard loose of the hermit’s clenched teeth. The coroner measured the bea

"From a Ruin of Empire: An Interview with Uzma Aslam Khan"

Photo credit: David Maine Uzma Aslam Khan is an award-winning author of five novels translated worldwide to critical acclaim. These include Trespassing, nominated for a 2003 Commonwealth Prize; The Geometry of God, one of Kirkus Review’s Best Books of 2009, a finalist in Foreword magazine’s Best Books of 2009, and winner of the Bronze award at the Independent Book Publishers Awards; and Thinner Than Skin, longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and winner of the French Embassy Prize for Best Fiction at the inaugural Karachi Literature Festival 2014. Khan’s fifth novel, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, set in the British penal colony o

"At their first meeting, my first boyfriend asks my father 'what was prison like?'&quot

At their first meeting, my first boyfriend asks my father "what was prison like?" When my boyfriend touches me, I feel the wings of my pussy flutter in time with my breath—I kneel between his legs in his laundry room while his mother drinks white wine in the living room, and feel myself holy when I am so wholly for his pleasure— This is a love story about my boyfriend’s laundry room and my Laundromat, the SUV his parents buy him and my mom’s Toyota Tercel with the headlight duct-taped on like a punched eye—I am giving myself to him because he has everything, and people who have everything should have more— and all the ways I have been told my milkwhite body is a most divine present—all the w