“We need to resurrect and declare our allegiance to the intrinsic worth of art, introspection, and engagement. Everything matters, and in an era that annihilates the conscience of consciousness, literature should be biting back.”
“My writing credo is tortoise beats hare. But you have to actually be the tortoise—moving ever steadily forward.”
Volume XXXVI | Number 2
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poems by Emily Wilson, Jill Bialosky, and Gillian Conoley;
Excerpts from a story by Vojislav Pejović,
and Tony Hoagland‘s essay “Idiom, Our Funny Valentine: Its Cunning, Its Romance, Its Power,” and more!
what everyone promised us, forget it all of them liars
how a girl wakes up without voice forget posture
how to hold a fork what’s encrypted here
on the panes of leaves, in lullabies untangle it
Eve’s lesson, the only lesson Desire, barreling
What did they expect? That I was just another captivating face? (I do not say pretty, even my mother did not call me that; she said I would grow into my looks and meet my mate, but he never came—or…
My great-grandfather, Simon Litman, Latvian immigrant, secular Jew, inept businessman, gifted egg candler, doting father, cigar-smoker and pint-sized omnivore . . .
Increasingly, the truly audacious novels published in English are not originally written in this language, but are translated into it.
Tony Hoagland’s books include What Narcissism Means to Me and Donkey Gospel. He teaches at the University of Houston and in the Warren Wilson Program. An excerpt from his essay “Idiom, Our Funny Valentine: Its Cunning, Its Romance, Its Power”…
Featuring Fiction Editor Caitlin Horrocks on Why We Chose it, a new Kenyon Review Credo and Podcast, and more!
Announcing the 2014-16 KR Fellows, with a Why We Chose Them feature by Associate Editor Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, The KR Podcast featuring Roger Rosenblatt, and more!
Featuring the winner of this year’s high school poetry contest, Why We Chose It by book review editor Kascha Semonovitch, and more!