• Welcome to the Sewanee Review Podcast. New episodes are posted monthly on the SR website. You can also listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    Featured Episodes

    July 10, 2020

    Erin McGraw

    In which Erin McGraw, a former teacher at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State as well as a prolific author with three novels and four collections of short stories, entreats aspiring writers: “Forgive yourself.”

    July 10, 2020

    Paul Muldoon

    In which Pulitzer prizewinning poet Paul Muldoon confronts himself. “Ok Paul get a grip. Face reality this is what you do, and it’s a perfectly reasonable thing to do,” says he. “It is as reasonable a thing to do as to be a philosopher or a psychiatrist or a pulmonary specialist. Just get over yourself. It’s not about you. You are a poet.”

    May 8, 2020

    Edgar Kunz & Anders Carlson-Wee

    In which poets Edgar Kunz, the author of Tap Out, and Anders Carlson-Wee, the author of The Low Passions, consider influence and camaraderie—the ways in which their friendship has shaped their writing practices and their first books.

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    July 10, 2020

    Erin McGraw

    In which Erin McGraw, a former teacher at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State as well as a prolific author with three novels and four collections of short stories, entreats aspiring writers: “Forgive yourself.”

    July 10, 2020

    Paul Muldoon

    In which Pulitzer prizewinning poet Paul Muldoon confronts himself. “Ok Paul get a grip. Face reality this is what you do, and it’s a perfectly reasonable thing to do,” says he. “It is as reasonable a thing to do as to be a philosopher or a psychiatrist or a pulmonary specialist. Just get over yourself. It’s not about you. You are a poet.”

    May 8, 2020

    Edgar Kunz & Anders Carlson-Wee

    In which poets Edgar Kunz, the author of Tap Out, and Anders Carlson-Wee, the author of The Low Passions, consider influence and camaraderie—the ways in which their friendship has shaped their writing practices and their first books.

    April 24, 2020

    Anna Lena Phillips Bell

    In which Anna Lena Phillips Bell—author of the poetry collection Ornament and editor of Ecotone—considers the ways poetry helps us map the natural world and how “art is not a frivolous pursuit.”

    April 10, 2020

    Margaret Renkl

    In which Margaret Renkl—the author of Late Migrations and a contributing writer for the New York Times—wonders if the arc of the universe still bends towards justice.

    March 20, 2020

    Stephanie Danler

    In which editor Adam Ross interviews bestselling author Stephanie Danler about her upcoming memoir Stray. In this episode, Danler discusses the differences between writing fiction and memoir and gives the listener a behind-the-scenes look into how a book gets refined in its final stages of editing

    February 14, 2020

    Melissa Febos

    In which Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me, dubs writing "psychological alchemy" and recites a poem by Mary Oliver.

    January 10, 2020

    Garth Greenwell

    In which editor Adam Ross interviews Garth Greenwell, the author of Cleanness and What Belongs to You. In this episode, Greenwell is crowned King of MFA Programs and decrees mandatory reading in a second language and deeply in translated works.

    December 20, 2019

    The Sewanee Review Podcast - Trailer

    In which Adam Ross, editor of the Sewanee Review, introduces the Sewanee Review Podcast for readers and storytellers.

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