GENEVA, NY – The fall issue of Seneca Review has just been published and includes several pieces of local interest. Seneca Review is a literary journal that is published semi-annually by Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
The edition contains an essay by Claudette Columbus, professor of English at Hobart and William Smith, titled “Celestial Salt Pool or, Stars Below.” There are also poems by Reginald Shepherd, who gave a poetry reading on campus in September, and Geneva resident Michael Ives of the performance group F'loom, which has performed on campus as well.
Deborah Tall, professor of English at Hobart and William Smith, has been the editor of Seneca Review since 1982. John D'Agata, a 1995 Hobart graduate, serves as associate editor for lyric essays. In addition, many in the HWS community have played a part in building the magazine's reputation, and a number have had their work published in its pages, including the art work of faculty and alums.
The magazine has been recognized as an outstanding literary publication on several occassions. The Library Journal praised Seneca Review for “a thoughtful, considerate view that one rarely finds anywhere else.” Tall won a citation from the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines for “excellence of editorial vision.” Poems from Seneca Review have been honored the past three years with inclusion in the annual Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies. And Poets & Writers Magazine featured Seneca Review in their fall 1999 issue, lauding its innovativeness.
Additionally, Seneca Review will be honored at the National Arts Club in New York City on December 4 in recognition of its 30th anniversary. There will be readings that evening by writers Phillip Lopate, Honor Moore, and Stephen Kuusisto, a 1978 Hobart graduate. Community members in the New York City area are all cordially invited. For further details, contact Sally Webster at (315) 781-3545, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deborah Tall at (315) 781-3364, email@example.com.
Copies of Seneca Review are available at the College Store, 51 St. Clair St., for $7.