Something like water, or the color blue.
Wednesday, November 10, The Seneca Review: In fact, my disclosures are many: I know very little about poetry. I know even less about the lyric essay. What excites me most about SR is the fact that gifted essayist and fellow MFA candidate at the University of Arizona — Noam Dorr — will have a piece published in the next issue.
According to the SR website, here are a few things I translated into bullet form that the lyric essay does: It may merely mention.
But it may meander, making use of other genres when they serve its purpose: It elucidates through the dance of its own delving. The SR editors seem to envision the lyric essay as a kind of… minx?
She leaves the writer questioning. But what about the reader? If there can be lyric poets and lyric essayists, can there be lyric readers, or is that absurd?
Rather, the lyric reader sings back out the world the reading gave her, and in doing so, in expressing and making exterior that world reading gave her, a world now also deeply her own, she offers that world back up to doubt and question.
Singing is this offering not of doubt, but to doubt. So again, the lyric essay is a … siren? But worth a little discussion, in any case, I think. Pieces in this issue — most of which I found fascinating — tended to focus on the body as it changes - as it ages, travels, plays, dies, heals, etc.
Not surprisingly, a significant number of the pieces in this issue also focus on the body in a state of peril or decline, as it faces death. In the introductory essay, Stephen Kuusisto and Ralph James Savarese explain the reason for this thematic choice: That engagement is always political, whether we recognize it or not, and always lyrical, whether we see it that way or not.
And although I often find these forms inscrutable, I found most of the pieces I read in SR to be at once challenging and very accessible.The Seneca Review: Introducing, Defining, and Promoting the Lyric Essay Since its inception in , the Seneca Review has published mostly poetry.
As essayists, our interest in SR began roughly thirteen years ago, in Fall , when the “lyric essay” made its first appearance. Anne Carson, in her essay on the lyric, 'Why Did I Awake Lonely Among the Sleepers' (Published in Seneca Review Vol.
XXVII, no. 2) quotes Paul Celan. What he says of the poem could well be said of the lyric essay: The poem holds its ground on its own margin. Seneca Review, founded in by James Crenner and Ira Sadoff, is published twice yearly, spring and fall, by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press..
Distributed internationally, the magazine's emphasis is poetry, and the editors have a special interest in translations of .
(For more information, see our reprint of "Seneca Review Promotes Lyric Essay" from Poets & Writers Magazine.). With its Fall issue, Seneca Review began to publish what we've chosen to call the lyric srmvision.com recent burgeoning of creative nonfiction and the personal essay has yielded a fascinating sub-genre that straddles the essay and the lyric poem.
About. Seneca Review, founded in by James Crenner and Ira Sadoff, is published by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press.
Distributed internationally, the magazine's emphasis is poetry, and the editors have a special interest in translations of contemporary poetry from around the world. About this Magazine: Seneca Review specializes in innovative poetry, translations from around the world, and the lyric essay. Work from the magazine is regularly featured in annual anthologies.
Work from the magazine is regularly featured in annual anthologies.