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Poem from Hobart and William Smith Literary Magazine Chosen as Best American Poetry

A poem published in Seneca Review, the Colleges' literary magazine, has been chosen for inclusion in the anthology Best American Poetry.

February 25, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—For the fourth year in a row, Hobart and William Smith Colleges' literary magazine, Seneca Review, has been honored by having a poem selected for inclusion in the Best American Poetry anthology. The annual collection selects what the editor deems are the best poems published in the country during the previous year. This year's choice from Seneca Review is an innovative poetic essay, “The Body,” by Jenny Boully, written entirely as a series of footnotes.

Boully is a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame. Her poems have been published in Phoebe, Puerto del Sole, Conduit, Mudfish, Texas Review, and elsewhere. Her poem “The Body” was published in the Spring 2001 issue of Seneca Review, Vol. XXXI No. 1.

Seneca Review has been publishing innovative, lyric essays—works that straddle the border between poetry and essay—since 1997 under the associate editorship of Hobart alumnus John D'Agata, whose first book of essays, Halls Of Fame, was published to acclaim last year. Seneca Review was honored at the National Arts Club for its 30th anniversary in 2000 and received a grant last year from the Coordinating Council of Literary Presses to further its international distribution.

Seneca Review, founded in 1970 by James Crenner and Ira Sadoff and edited since 1982 by Deborah Tall, is published twice yearly, spring and fall, by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press. Distributed internationally, the magazine's emphasis is poetry, and the editors have a special interest in translations of contemporary poetry from around the world. Publisher of numerous laureates and award-winning poets, including Seamus Heaney, Rita Dove, Jorie Graham, Yusef Komunyakaa, Lisel Mueller, Wislawa Szymborska, Charles Simic, W.S. Merwin, and Eavan Boland, Seneca Review also consistently publishes emerging writers and is always open to new, innovative work.