• 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.

    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.

    January 2024

    J— is an oil-rich Texan born for the football field. Here in Kilgore, there are swamps and robber barons and copperhead snakes.

    January 2024

    Once you learn to respect panic, you can differentiate between fever and fear. Those two are telling you everything you need to know about timing.

    December 2023

    It was as if Helen stepped into my head to introduce herself, and she was no Bronze Age queen: I found myself writing a Tennessee woman in the early nineties, working through her old skein of myths in a uniquely modern context.

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