“I find it important when writing about race to never overlook the complexity of individual characters and character dynamics.”
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 Helen Forman, 1922-2015
“If you put the proper degree of time and effort into your craft, and keep doing it consistently, the odds are that you will get better.”
First, no one loved me. Then
I learned to love myself
too much. The rest, as they say,
is the rest.
I ran and ran
for what seemed like months,
for what seemed like days
without nights, through stampedes
of the others just like me,
what I took to be the infernos
one is promised
Remember that boy who juggled cócos in the centro, the one who killed his sister and her man? No matter what the cops said, I always believed he was innocent. You see, I watched those kids grow up. Othoniel de…
I forget the sound of the wheels grating against their track until the whistle blows, and I remember how far I wanted to go in this life. I ride this train named Empire Builder and settle into my sleeping car,…
On September 16, 2014, “post-Mexican” writer, critic, psychotherapist, and literary provocateur Heriberto Yépez announced to the world that,
Keya Mitra is currently an assistant professor of creative writing and literature at Pacific University and graduated in 2010 with a doctorate from the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, where she also earned her MFA. In 2008, she spent…
KR honors Roger Rosenblatt, Why We Chose It, and more!
Why We Chose It by David Lynn, Remembering E.L. Doctorow, and more!
Featuring Why We Chose It by Natalie Shapero, a dispatch from the Writers Workshop, and more!