BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief We were excited to see that two former Sycamore Review editors, Rebekah Silverman and James Tadd Adcox, were mentioned in Saturday’s Chicago Tribune. Silverman, who served as Sycamore’s editor-in-chief, and Adcox, who served as fiction editor, are among three “Chicago Writers to Watch,” according to the Tribune. As the article points … Continue reading Former Sycamore editors are ‘Writers to Watch’
BY DAVID BLOMENBERG, Poetry Editor It’s come to our attention that congratulations are in order for our previous Editor-in-Chief Rebekah Silverman. Not only is her wonderful long poem Dresden Plates in the latest issue of Black Warrior Review, but I found out (while chatting with her over Thai food in Indianapolis) that she’s been nominated … Continue reading Congratulations to Rebekah Silverman!
BY REBEKAH SILVERMAN, Editor-in-Chief I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the 2006 Wabash Prize for Poetry! “For My Father, Who Fears I’m Going to Hell,” byCindy May Murphy, was chosen by 2006 poetry judge Ellen Bryant Voigt as the first place winner. Ms. Murphy’s poem will be featured in our upcoming issue 19.1, due … Continue reading We Have a Winner!
BY REBEKAH SILVERMAN, Editor-in-Chief The charming and eloquent Jane Springer, whose poems, both called “Dear Blackbird,” are in Sycamore Review’s current issue, 18.2, has won the 2006 Agha Shahid Ali prize for poetry through the University of Utah Press. Her book, Dear Blackbird, will be published in May 2007. The 2006 prize was judged by … Continue reading Sycamore Contributor Jane Springer Wins 2006 Agha Shahid Ali Prize
BY REBEKAH SILVERMAN, Editor-in-Chief Last night I was finishing up Mark Doty’s memoir Firebird before I went to sleep, and there’s a section where he talks about a friend he makes in one of the many places he lives. She’s over at his house for lunch and his mother serves them Swanson chicken potpies. The … Continue reading Mark Doty’s Firebird
BY REBEKAH SILVERMAN, editor-in-chief In forty minutes, I’m leaving to go on an epic journey to Indianapolis, where I’ll pay some respects and some USD at Trader Joe’s in order to stock up for the upcoming academic year. I cleared out my freezer in preparation, and checked out a bunch of cookbooks from the public … Continue reading Anna Thomas’ The New Vegetarian Epicure
BY REBEKAH SILVERMAN, Editor-in-Chief One of the very best things about working for a literary journal is the review copies of new books and the trade copies of magazines that come into the office. Since summer officially started at Purdue, I’ve been going into the office less, and every time I check the mailbox there … Continue reading Martha Collins’ Blue Front