Introducing our "Online Exclusives," these essays explore and represent what South Loop Review strives to capture in each year's issue. When choosing from submissions how to best represent South Loop Review online, we look at form, voice, language, reflection, and meditation. Please enjoy this year's Online Exclusives, with work by Christina Manweller, "Griefbloom: In This, Our Inherited Mutual Language," and Ronald M. Gauthier, "Rants and Ruminations: How My Vicarious Relationship With Clarence Thomas Turned Personal."
by Christina Manweller
Christina Manweller's nonfiction and poetry have recently appeared in various journals including Black Warrior Review, Creative Nonfiction, Hotel Amerika, and Crannóg Literary Magazine (Ireland).
by Ronald M. Gauthier
Ronald M. Gauthier is a librarian/author residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of the award-winning Killing Time: an 18 Year Odyssey From Death Row to Freedom. He has short fiction and nonfiction published in J-Journal, The Write Room, The Times-Picayune, The Atlanta Voice, Library Journal, BCALA Journal, The Long Story, Cigale Literary Journal, AAUNDA Journal, Deep South Magazine, Witness Literary Journal, and Tributaries Literary Journal of the University of Georgia System.