• The Sewanee Conglomerate

    Named for the uppermost rock formation in Sewanee's corner of the Cumberland Plateau, the Sewanee Conglomerate is the magazine's blog. Check here for short pieces about books and current events written by SR staff and guest contributors.

    July 2024

    I think this is what the best novels do: they reflect the movements of our interior worlds back to us, and thus make us more willing participants in our own lives.

    July 2024

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the metaphorical mind and what it means for a poet to experience it deeply or shallowly. Ruth Stone has such a mind for sure.

    July 2024

    The incremental silencing of Eliza’s life at once estranges her from herself and transforms her sensorial perceptions of the world.

    May 2024

    This is dialogue at its most subtly aphoristic—when the words that come out of a character’s mouth feel both lived and fabled.

    May 2024

    Desire frequently breaks chronological time; maybe that’s part of why this novel’s unusual structure feels so true.

    March 2024

    “You Drive” is as much a salute to perversity as it is an unflinching characterization of intergenerational dysfunction.

    March 2024

    It’s not often I remember exactly where or when I first read particular poems, but I was on a bus headed toward downtown Oakland in fall 2021.

    February 2024

    The Sewanee Review is pleased to announce the winners of five awards given annually by the magazine for the finest work published in these pages.

    February 2024

    Every time we are approaching our issue’s close date, and I fear we won’t be able to fill our pages with writing that’s fresh and resonant, we find ourselves inundated with work that electrifies our staff.

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