Recent Entries:

  • November 20th, 2015

    First published in 1988, Tip Marugg’s novel The Roar of Morning comprises just two and a half hours in the life of its unnamed narrator. But it conveys a lifetime of brooding on the beauty and desolations of life in the Caribbean.

  • November 11th, 2015

    The title character of Fanny Says, Nickole Brown’s second collection, is her late grandmother, Frances Lee Cox of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

  • November 9th, 2015

    Welcome back to The Seawall’s semi-annual poetry feature. This season, eight poets write briefly on some of their favorite recently published titles. This multi-poet/title feature is posted here in April and November. The commentary includes:

    Daisy Fried

    on Delinquent Palaces by Danielle Chapman (Triquarterly Books/Northwestern)

  • November 4th, 2015

    Apprehended in Herald Square carrying the head of his sister-in-law
    by her sprung hair. Hoop earrings. He said, I’m trapped in a story I heard.
    Unsure of motive, the DA couldn’t say where the accused,
    striding through the streets, was going.


    On victory night, when celebrations erupt,
    young men rock a pizza delivery van, striving for something

  • October 26th, 2015

    With speed, one’s attention may dart from jotting a shopping list, to a radio report on a bombing in Ankara, to a daydream, to a child in the yard poking a stick at a dead squirrel. With speed, a poet changes what is sensed and envisioned into a poem, an incarnation of the mind’s unstoried action we all experience. A poem accelerates change.

  • October 19th, 2015

    In 1923 at the age of 29, Joseph Roth was hired by the Frankfurter Zeitung, the oldest and most widely read liberal daily newspaper in Germany. He soon became the paper’s Paris correspondent, dispatched from there to cover the south of France, Russia, the Balkans, Italy, and Poland.