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Kenyon Review Mar/Apr 2015

Volume XXXVII | Number 2

Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poems by Amanda Calderon and Jane Hirshfield;
An excerpt from a story by Rolf Yngve
An excerpt from an essay by Randy Fertel

A Micro-Interview with Rolf Yngve

“My mind is a garbage bag full of impressions, words, visions, emotions, doubt, thrill, memory, lies and truths, all incomprehensibly tangled. To work well, I have to trick myself to escape from the catastrophe of all that noise.”


In Memoriam

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 Philip Levine, 1928-2015

KR Online

Works of fiction, poetry, essays, and more, exclusively online.



By Siamak Vossoughi

Hossein Mirzazadeh needed new shoes. The buying of the shoes themselves was a good adventure. He drove into downtown Seattle during his lunch break. There was a place that sold department-store items at a reduced price. The bustle of cities…


The Firebird

By Saikat Majumdar

Disaster came early in Ori’s life, at the age of five, the first time he saw his mother die. Around him was a warm nest of people, people who munched on popcorn, their faces lit up by the dark red…


On Posterity

By Bret Lott

Here is a story: In the fall of 2006 into winter 2007, my wife and I lived in Jerusalem. I was a guest professor at a university, and while we were there plenty of friends came for visits, giving us…

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Rolf Yngve

Rolf Yngve is a former captain in the US Navy whose stories were first published and anthologized in the 1970’s. Best credit: Best American Short Stories, 1979. More recent work appears in Glimmer Train, Indiana Review, Fifth Wednesday and others.…

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February 2015

Why We Chose It by Fiction Editor Caitlin Horrocks, the winner of the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, and more!

January 2015

Unveiling the new Kenyon Review, Why We Chose It, and more!

December 2014

Check out holiday reading recommendations from our editors and staff. Wishing you happy reading this holiday season!

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