Why We Chose It by G.C. Waldrep, the winners of the 2016 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize, and more!
“For the United States, there is no after violence. Perhaps more accurately, no before.”
“I’m an observer. I like to watch people and try to figure out what makes them tick. That desire to understand people makes its way into my writing.”
Volume XXXVIII | Number 1
Selections from our latest issue available now:
The winners of the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest
A poem by Solmaz Sharif
and excerpts from an essay by Kenneth McClane
and a story by Leslie Blanco.
It’s out of my hands, or
it’s all in my hands
Grace, Faith, Beauty
I’m catching light,
city elm and fir, a loose tinfoil
gum wrapper This is what there is
Not all there is All there is is so much
more improbable than all the hell
I’ll ever catch The devil
charming everywhere, and
Whit’s mind is on the LSAT study books hidden in the book bag at his feet when they roll out at 10:00 p.m. with the radio bacon-pan crackling. The messages coming through the speaker urge everyone to be careful, to…
In the United States, Europe, and Asia you can visit formerly secret nuclear bunkers from the Cold War era as a tourist. Artists create projects around them; novelists write about them.
In 1979, Robert Scholes published Fabulation and Metafiction, in retrospect perhaps the work of literary criticism most influential in shaping our perspective on “postmodern” or “experimental” fiction from the 1960s and ’70s.
KR Podcast with Jaimy Gordon
In this month’s podcast, Jaimy Gordon, National Book Award-winning novelist of Lord of Misrule, talks with KR Fellow Melinda Moustakis about women writing animals in fiction, falling in love with dialogue, grooming racetrack horses, fishing, the ugliness of the human…
Featuring Why We Chose It by G.C. Waldrep, the winners of the 2016 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, and much more!
Introducing the 2016-18 KR Fellows, the Summer Writing Workshops, the Short Fiction Contest, and more!
Holiday Reading Recommendations from the Kenyon Review!