A poem by Cynthia Cruz
Fiction by Andrei Gelasimov (Translated by Sylvia Maisell)
An essay by Linwood Rumney
Nathaniel Popkin reviews Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams
“If my work, either in prose or poetry has any gravitas at all, it would be because I am both gratefully aware of the rhythmically unfolding life around us and grievously troubled by all the suffering that we cannot alleviate.”
November Newsletter highlights:
Editor David Lynn tells Why We Chose It, a letter to our subscribers, and more!
The Kenyon Review is pleased to present In Memoriam, a space for remembering notable contributors to the pages of KR. We regret the loss of their voices from the world of arts and letters.
KR remembers Galway Kinnell, 1927-2014
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
The black panorama
Its warm lies and death.
Its liquor stores and detritus.
The fevering ghost
Whiskey, death, or the book.
Went for a haircut in the morning. Got there at night. Man, just didn’t feel like going. But Red said the medboard digs a haircut.
A few weeks after I watched my father die, I saw Amour. I almost wrote, “I made the mistake of seeing.” I only saw it because my fiancee, a francophile who didn’t know much about it either, chose it from…
The day I read Leslie Jamison’s new book of essays, The Empathy Exams, I took our family parakeet to the veterinary hospital. For weeks, the bird hadn’t sung.
Harold Schweizer is professor of English at Bucknell University. His volume of poems, The Book of Stones and Angels, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. His most recent book is On Waiting with Routledge. His poem “But Do Not Let Them…
David Lynn tells Why We Chose It, a letter to our subscribers, and more!
Featuring G.C. Waldrep on Why We Chose It, updates on Knox Reads! and the Literary Festival, and more!
Ann Patchett receives KR Literary Award, Natalie Shapero on Why We Chose It, and much more!