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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

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


Theories of Dark I

By Erica Mena

The shadow of the sun is dark enough for me.
The silence of a woman is enough for me.
Everything high, high in the atmosphere is a terrible
In the core of my exhibition, there is dark.
A metaphysical shame glows darkly.
The shattering of a dull reality is dark enough for me.
The procession of the earth is a constant dark enough.
The toxicity of the thorn-apple is almost dark enough.


On Sina Queyras’s
M x T

By Ben Purkert

Elegy is, among other things, a form of gift-giving: the mourner bestows praise on the departed through the humble offering of a poem. But unlike most gifts, an elegy permits

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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!

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December 2014

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