Geoffrey Babbitt is the author of Appendices Pulled from a Study on Light. His poems and essays have appeared in North American Review, Pleiades, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Notre Dame Review, TYPO, Ben Jonson Journal, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. Babbitt holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah and teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. More can be found at

Senior Editor:

Timothy O’Keefe is the author of You Are the Phenomenology, winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and The Goodbye Town, winner of the 2010 FIELD Poetry Prize. His poems and lyric essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Essays, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Massachusetts Review, VOLT, and elsewhere. He teaches writing and literature at High Point University.

Associate Editors:

John D'Agata
Lyric Essay

John D’Agata is the author of Halls of Fame, About a Mountain, and The Lifespan of a Fact, as well as the editor of the 3-volume series A New History of the Essay, which includes the anthologies The Next American Essay, The Making of the American Essay, and The Lost Origins of the Essay. His work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and a grant from the Oberman Center for Advanced Studies. He holds a B.A. from Hobart College and two M.F.A.s from the University of Iowa.

Kathryn Cowles

Kathryn Cowles is author of Maps and Transcripts of the Ordinary World (Milkweed) and Eleanor, Eleanor, Not Your Real Name (Bear Star Press). She teaches creative writing and American poetry at the Colleges.

Daniel Schonning
Reviews and Social Media

Daniel Schonning’s poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Guesthouse, The Pinch Journal, Speculative Nonfiction, Crazyhorse and elsewhere. His poem “Aleph with all, all with Aleph” was selected as the winner of the 2020 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize. He studies and teaches in Colorado, where he is currently working on a book of abecedarians.

Design Editor:

Abigail Frederick’s creative nonfiction has appeared in the New Delta Review. She has worked as the production and design intern at Ploughshares and as a co-editor for Thel. She recently graduated with a degree in architectural studies and Honors in English from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Some of her design work can be found at

Managing Editor:

Tina Smaldone

Editor Emeritus:

David Weiss is the author of a recent book of poems, PER DIEM, four previous collections of poems, Perfect CrimeGNOMON, The Fourth Part of the World, and The Pail of Steam, and a novel, The Mensch, which was published by Mid-List Press as a winner in their first novel contest. He has also published numerous essays on poetry. Weiss is Professor Emeritus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Contributing Editors:

Stephen Cope was co-founder, with Eula Biss and Catherine Taylor, of Essay Press, one the first imprints dedicated to the publication of book-length experimental non-fiction. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Jacket, XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Jubilat, The Blackwell Companion to Modernism, and elsewhere, and his critical edition of George Oppen’s previously uncollected writings, George Oppen: Selected Prose, Daybooks, and Papers, was published by University of California Press in 2007. Cope is currently Assistant Professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and hosts Conference of the Birds, a weekly radio program and podcast of cross-cultural, poetic, and experimental musics from Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, the Americas, and places between and beyond.

Stephen Kuusisto's memoir, The Planet of the Blind, was published by Dial Press to great acclaim. His collection of poems, Only Bread, Only Light, was recently published by Copper Canyon. Kuusisto teaches in the M.F.A. program at Ohio State University.  

Joshua Unikel’s work has appeared in The Journal, Essay Review, Fugue, TriQuarterly Online, The Normal School, Sonora Review, Essay Daily, and The Collagist. He has shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, DesignPhiladelphia, and Griffith University Art Gallery (Brisbane). He has lectured on visual and literary art at Michigan State University, The University of Oregon, Carnegie Mellon University, AWP, NonfictioNOW, and the AIGA Design Educators Conference. Unikel has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program; an MFA in visual art from SUNY Buffalo’s Department of Art; and a BA in English from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Rosanna Warren is the award-winning author of Stained Glass and Each Leaf Shines Separate, Departure, and Ghost in a Red Hat, and a collection of essays, Fables of the Self, all from Norton. She has also published a translation of Euripides's Suppliant Women (with Stephen Scully) and edited The Art of Translation: Voices from the Field. She teaches at Boston University and is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Former Editors:

Jim Crenner founded Seneca Review in 1970 with Ira Sadoff and edited the magazine until 1982. He is the author of the recent book of poetry, Drinks at the Stand-Up Tragedy Club, and two previous books of poetry, The Aging Ghost and My Hat Flies on Again. A student under the late Donald Justice at the Iowa Writers Workshop, he lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York where he is a recently retired professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Ira Sadoff, co-founder of the Seneca Review, is the author of Barter and six other collections of poetry as well as a novel, O.Henry prize-winning short stories, and The Ira Sadoff Reader (a collection of stories, poems, and essays about contemporary poetry). Sadoff has received a Creative Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and a Fellowship from the Guggenheim foundation. His recent scholarly publications focus on postmodern American poetry. Sadoff is Colby College’s Arthur Jeremiah Roberts Professor of Literature.

Deborah Tall edited Seneca Review from 1982 to the fall of 2006. She was the author of four books of poems, most recently Summons, chosen by Charles Simic for the Kathryn A. Morton Prize and published by Sarabande Books. She's also author of several books of nonfiction, including The Island of the White Cow: Memories of an Irish Island, From Where We Stand: Recovering a Sense of Place, and A Family of Strangers. Tall was also co-editor, with Stephen Kuusisto and David Weiss, of The Poet's Notebook, published by Norton, which originated from a special issue of Seneca Review. She taught literature and writing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.



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