“When everything else is stripped away and no one is talking and the only sound is the radiator rattling, what do you really want to write? Write that.”
Volume XXXVI | Number 4
Selections from our latest issue available now:
The winners of the 2014 Short Fiction Contest: Amy Victoria Blakemore, Michael Capel, and Frank Fucile
Poems by Kimberly Grey, Jeffrey Harrison, Campbell McGrath, and Harold Schweizer
Excerpts from essays by Melissa Febos and Aja Gabel
September Newsletter highlights:
Associate Editor Natalie Shapero tells Why We Chose It, a new KR Credo, and more!
Poetry by Dean Rader
Fiction by Kirk Nesset
Deborah Helen Garfinkle reviews Marcelle Sauvageot’s Commentary: (A Tale)
Jenn Mar reviews All My Friends by Marie NDiaye
“Writing is a way for me to think and feel with more precision. It opens up space. In writing, I hope to move further towards empathy, and greater imagination.”
The universe has not been built to scale—
everything is bigger or smaller than
it seems: the sea, the hole, a ship, a sail,
your line, the hook, your heart—that’s where the nail
of desire drives deep. Sorrow can span
a universe that is not built to scale
The girl wanders for weeks, if not years. She happens at last on the prince in the woods; he was blinded by briars in his fall from the tower. She embraces him, weeps. His eyes are healed by her tears.…
It’s been long-held that literary realism serves to rouse the reader’s compassion. John Gardner’s widely read . . .
As I write this, it is eighty years since writer Marcelle Sauvageot lost her battle with tuberculosis at the young age of thirty-three
Aja Gabel’s fiction can be found in New England Review, Glimmer Train, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. She was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and lives and writes in Houston. This is her first published…
Ann Patchett receives KR Literary Award, Natalie Shapero on Why We Chose It, and much more!
Why We Chose It by nonfiction editor Geeta Kothari, a new KR Credo by Alan Heathcock, and more!
Why We Chose It, a day in the life of the Young Writers workshop, and more!