Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013
The spring and fall 2012 edition of the Seneca Review has been released. The edition features 35 contributors of poetry and essays.
This latest issue continues to exemplify and expand upon the unique form of the lyric essay - a literary subgenre that melds creative non-fiction, the personal essay and poetry into a continually evolving form. The experimental works found within the pages of the Seneca Review are known throughout the literary world to blur boundaries of form and content.
Submissions were selected by editor Professor of English David Weiss, associate editors John D'Agata '95, Assistant Professor of English Kathryn Cowles and Assistant Professor of English Caroline Manring, and assistant editor Joshua Unikel '07.
Contributors to the edition include established authors and professors from institutions across the U.S. and around the world. The newest issue includes the works of award-winning poets and non-fiction writers with laurels such as the Bakeless Prize, the American Book Award, NEA literature fellowships and multiple Pushcart Prizes.
Adorning the cover of Volume 42/1-2 is art created by Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Christine Chin. From her collection "Sentient Kitchen," a photograph titled "Shuttling Shakers" speaks to the convergence of technology and biology.
Distributed internationally, the Seneca Review was founded in 1970 by Professor Emeritus of English James Crenner and Ira Sadoff. It is published by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press.
One can see several of the works as well as interviews with two of the contributors by visiting http://www.hws.edu/academics/senecareview/index.aspx.