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The Kenyon Review Fall 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


KROnline: Sept. 3, 2014

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

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Relational Self Portrait

By Dean Rader

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



By Kirk Nesset

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.…

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Aja Gabel

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…

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September 2014

Ann Patchett receives KR Literary Award, Natalie Shapero on Why We Chose It, and much more!

August 2014

Why We Chose It by nonfiction editor Geeta Kothari, a new KR Credo by Alan Heathcock, and more!

July 2014

Why We Chose It, a day in the life of the Young Writers workshop, and more!

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