Congratulations to Sycamore’s own Bryan Penberthy!!!

BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief

LtownBryan Penberthy has published his first collection of poetry entitled Luck Townwhich won the National Poetry Review Book Prize in 2007.  Bryan graduated from Purdue in 2003 and served as poetry editor for Sycamore Review.  He currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina.  His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in  Another Chicago Magazine, Bat City Review, Blackbird, Coal City Review, Crazyhorse, New Orleans Review, Poetry International, River Styx, Verse Daily, West Branch, and elsewhere.
Marianne Boruch has written of Penberthy’s book: “‘I can’t believe I live anywhere,’ the poet says in this remarkably dark, quirky, sad and surprising collection of poems. But he does—in Expatriatetown and Elegytown, in Endtown and Doubttown, on and on in his solitary travels. Bryan Penberthy’s brilliant guiding metaphor goes past conceit to the multiple worlds within us, going past homage and question and complaint, back to a source radiant and genuine. A toast to this fine first book!”

Read Bryan’s poem, “Montage” which appears in Luck Town.

We at Sycamore give our best to Bryan.  Congratulations once again!