Congratulations to Sycamore Poetry Contributors

By Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief From the recently  released Issue 24.2: Michael Mlekoday (“O Maker”), has won the 2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. His manuscript, The Dead Eat Everything, will be published by Kent University Press. When we received “O Maker,” we were impressed by its successful high-wire act of balancing between humor and poignancy. … Continue reading Congratulations to Sycamore Poetry Contributors

2012 Wabash Poetry Prize, with Judge Nikky Finney

By Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief With the Nonfiction Prize now closed, we are thrilled to officially announce that the 2012 Wabash Prize for Poetry will be judged by Nikky Finney. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. In addition to the 2011 National Book Award-winning collection Head Off & Split, she is the author of three other … Continue reading 2012 Wabash Poetry Prize, with Judge Nikky Finney

Mary Karr to Judge Inaugural Nonfiction Prize

By Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief Sycamore Review is proud to announce that best-selling memoirist  and award-winning poet Mary Karr will be selecting the winner of the 2012 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction, who will receive $1,000 and publication. All submissions will be considered for publication. Since 2005, the Wabash Prizes have celebrated new and established writers of fiction and … Continue reading Mary Karr to Judge Inaugural Nonfiction Prize

‘There is no universal poetry, anyway, only poetries and poetics, and the streaming intertwining histories to which they belong. ‘: Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012

Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief “She died a famous woman denying her wounds denying her wounds came from the same source as her power.” These are the final lines from Adrienne Rich’s “Power,” a poem at once about the life and death of Marie Curie and the need to both name and embrace the wounds inflicted upon … Continue reading ‘There is no universal poetry, anyway, only poetries and poetics, and the streaming intertwining histories to which they belong. ‘: Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012

2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction: Only Two More Days to Enter

Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief With the March 30 deadline for the 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction coming up fast, looking back at our archives, we were gratified to see how many of our contributors have gone on to impressive writing careers. One such writer is Benjamin Percy, whose story “Unearthed” was featured in Sycamore Review Issue … Continue reading 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction: Only Two More Days to Enter

Wabash Fiction Deadline Extended Until March 30!

By Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief Though we have already received many exciting entries for this year’s Wabash Prize for Fiction, with judge Aimee Bender, we have decided to extend the deadline until March 30. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Summer/Fall issue of Sycamore. A year’s subscription is included in the $15 entry … Continue reading Wabash Fiction Deadline Extended Until March 30!

Just to act, was the glorious thing: C.D. Wright’s ONE WITH OTHERS

BY JESSICA JACOBS Extended prose poem, documentary, elegy—C.D. Wright’s One With Others is a haunting, genre-defying  reclamation of the past that burns with the need for its readers to know.  Its stark tapestry is woven from a number of interrelated strands: tales of and from the 1969 “Walk Against Fear” from West Memphis through the … Continue reading Just to act, was the glorious thing: C.D. Wright’s ONE WITH OTHERS