The spring edition of the Seneca Review has been released and features work from more than 25 contributors.
Readers can expect the Seneca Review to include “interesting and experimental work that often blurs the boundaries between poetry and prose, the poem and the lyric essay” says Professor of English David Weiss, the editor of the publication.
Associate Professor of Art Nick Ruth was responsible for designing the cover of this edition. The contributors are wide ranging in their resumes from individuals whose work is the first time in print to accomplished authors. The writers are from around the world and vary in profession from professors and authors to the vice president of the New York City Musicians Union. The poems and essays were chosen by the editor and associate editors, John D’Agata ’95, Karl Parker, and Caroline Manring from a large selection of fine work.
The Seneca Review, was founded in 1970 by James Crenner and Ira Sadoff, and is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press.
It is distributed internationally and places emphasis on poetry. Quite often it will include translation of contemporary poetry from around the world. Numerous laureates and award-winning poets have been published included including Seamus Heaney, Rita Dove, Jorie Graham, Yusef Komunyakaa, Lisel Mueller, Wislawa Szymborska, Charles Simic, W.S. Merwin, and Eavan Boland. In 1997, the Seneca Review began publishing the “lyric essay.” Under this style that have featured work by Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Fanny Howe, Wayne Koestenbaum, Honor Moore, Mary Oliver, David Shields, Joe Wenderoth, Terry Tempest Williams, and many others.
One can see several of the works as well as interviews with two of the contributors by visiting http://www.hws.edu/academics/senecareview/index.aspx.