BY THERESA SMITH Sycamore Review alum Anna Lowe has her poem “Tale” featured on Verse Daily. As a fan, I am very pleased indeed. Nice going, Anna!
BY THERESA SMITH, Poetry Editor Please join Sycamore Review and the Department of English for a reading by fiction writer Nami Mun tonight at 7:30. The reading, held in the Krannert Auditorium on the Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, is free and open to the public. Since her fiction debut, Miles from Nowhere, Mun has been … Continue reading Breakout novelist Nami Mun reading tonight
BY THERESA SMITH, Poetry Editor Sycamore Review would like to congratulate one of our past contributors, Will Nixon, on his first full-length book of poems, My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse. You can check out the book (and the title poem) at the Foothills Publishing site here. Will Nixon has published two poetry chapbooks: … Continue reading Accolades!
BY THERESA SMITH, Poetry Editor I haven’t seen it posted on the blog yet, but a shout out to our Editor-in-Chief Mehdi Okasi. His beautifully written story “Salvation Army” has been included in Best New American Voices 2009. Congratulations Mehdi!
I sit at my desk and realize that I am completely surrounded by fiction writers. Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Visiting Writers Coordinator, Events Planner: all fiction writers. Dave Blomenberg and I are almost completely dependant on your submissions for our little shots of poetry. I know you’re kind people. Save us. Before I came to sit … Continue reading Introducing Poetry Editor Theresa D. Smith
BY THERESA SMITH Cam Terwilliger, from issue 20.1, has a new story forthcoming in Mid-American Review, and he recently won a fellowship from the Somerville Arts Council, which you can read about here. Congratulations to Cam. Issue 20.2 is currently at the printers, and I’ve heard a rumor that Amina Gautier, whose story “Brooklyn Bridge” … Continue reading Sycamore Authors Do Well
BY THERESA SMITH While I still have a blog ID, I’m going to embarrass and offer public congratulations to some members of our staff. First to our editor, Mehdi Okasi, who recently won a statewide National Society of Letters contest and gave a reading down in Bloomington Sunday. Also congratulations to our rising Assistant Director … Continue reading Congratulations
BY THERESA SMITH I’ll probably be in the minority with this, but I finally picked up Delillo’s Libra, and I think it’s the best I’ve read of his. I read almost half of it in one sitting, the kind of read a book hasn’t compelled me to do in months or more. I’ve always had … Continue reading Don Delillo’s Libra
BY THERESA SMITH I’ve been reading Alan Weisman’s new book, The World Without Us, which is fascinating. The premise of the book is, what would happen if people just disappeared from the earth tomorrow? Drawing from civil engineering, anthropology, paleontology, ecology, and other natural sciences, he explains step by step what would happen to the … Continue reading Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us
BY THERESA SMITH I just finished rereading this second novel by South Carolina novelist, Mark Powell. I read it when it first came out last year, after it won the Peter Taylor prize, but I’ve been rereading it slowly because Powell is good at things I’m trying to do with my thesis: a) it’s set … Continue reading Mark Powell’s Blood Kin