by Jacob Sunderlin, co-editor of poetry Listen up: Ryan Teitman is writing the kind of poems you sometimes hear about but rarely see, poems in which the usual becomes unusual. He’s going places, and was kind enough to correspond with me via email about his exciting new poem “Viola, Bound" from the forthcoming issue of Sycamore … Continue reading “There isn’t a revelation”: An Interview with Ryan Teitman
by Corey Van Landingham, Poetry Co-Editor It’s been an exciting year for former Sycamore Review contributors, and we’re sure that more good news will continue to roll in. First off, a belated congratulations to Issue 23.1 contributor Adam Day, whose chapbook, Badger, Apocrypha, was chosen by James Tate as a winner of a Poetry Society of … Continue reading Congratulations! We’re Watching You.
By JOSH WILD, Poetry Editor We here at SR would like to extend our congratulations to contributing poet Ryan Teitman for being awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship for the 2010-2012 school years. Ryan’s poem, “Ode to a Hawk with Wings Burning,” is featured in our current issue, as well as here online (to read the … Continue reading Congratulations to Ryan Teitman
BY RYAN TEITMAN When our eyes can’t adjust to the fog of late light burning off under a heat of darkness, a black flower blooms for a single minute, and the bees waiting for its nectar die of thirst. They drop one by one into a furry pile around the stem, not knowing that the … Continue reading ODE TO A HAWK WITH WINGS BURNING