Orlando Ricardo Menes: New Fetish, Old Furia

By Poetry Co-Editor Elizabeth Petersen The best feeling an editor can have is the satisfaction of a great catch. Orlando Ricardo Menes is that big fish. “Way back” in 2005, Sycamore’s Winter/Spring Issue 17.1 featured three poems by Menes (“Mythopoesis,” “Coolie,” “Pharmacopeia,” and “Drought in Havana”) that would go on to appear in Furia (Milkweed … Continue reading Orlando Ricardo Menes: New Fetish, Old Furia

Charles Baxter to Judge 2013 Wabash Prize for Fiction

by Dallas Woodburn, Fiction Editor Sycamore Review is proud to announce that award-winning novelist, essayist, poet and short-story writer Charles Baxter will be selecting the winner of our 2013 Wabash Prize for Fiction. First prize is $1,000 and publication in the next issue ofSycamore Review. Charles Baxter was born in Minneapolis and graduated from Macalester … Continue reading Charles Baxter to Judge 2013 Wabash Prize for Fiction

Stuff To Buy If You’re A Soldier In The War On The War On Christmas: Literary Gift Ideas For Specific Kinds Of People From Sycamore’s Editors

By Jacob Sunderlin, Rosalie Moffett, Conor Broughan, and Matt Kilbane BOOK FOR A CRATE-DIGGING VINYL SNOB How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life (2000) by John Fahey Drag City Books, $15.00 Do you have one of those uncles who has more square-footage of used records than he has money in the bank? Does he sometimes wonder … Continue reading Stuff To Buy If You’re A Soldier In The War On The War On Christmas: Literary Gift Ideas For Specific Kinds Of People From Sycamore’s Editors

Results of the First Annual Wabash Prize for Nonfiction

by Shavonne Clarke, Nonfiction Editor We’re excited to share the news about the essays that won our first annual Wabash Nonfiction prize! After much careful reading, guest judge Mary Karr selected Jeremy Collins’ “Papa Don’t Preach” as the winner of Sycamore Review’s 2012 Wabash Nonfiction Prize. The second place essay was Jill Smith’s “Trust Someone.” … Continue reading Results of the First Annual Wabash Prize for Nonfiction

What I’m Reading: The Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico by Antonio Tabucchi

By David Blomenberg, Reviews Editor While Tabucchi, winner of the Prix Medicis for foreign literature as well as the Italian PEN prize, isn’t an author that claims much recognition in the U. S., he’s got quite a catalogue of works.  Only a handful have been translated into English, something Archipelago Books has been trying to remedy … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico by Antonio Tabucchi