“…we should give the work our kind attention, respecting the potential of writing to open up new and unexpected pathways of many sorts.”
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 Miller Williams, 1930-2015
Volume XXXVII | Number 1
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Dazzling winners of the 2014 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize;
Poems by Chana Bloch, Kwame Dawes, and John Koethe;
Fiction by Noy Holland
An excerpt from an Essay by Lee Upton
Introducing the new Kenyon Review, Why We Chose It, and more!
(i. First waking)
to learn that each of your fingers
can be swallowed by mist
but remain intact, and that
you can flex the calves
allowing you to pedal
One more nightmare and I’m out. I seem to remember you dancing
while holding your arm bent back and tensing. Another dream of child
rearing and another about falling down
We are trying to piece together the order of perception. We can agree that the windows were frosted and we saw nothing before we entered the gallery. We walked in and we exhaled, and kept exhaling, even the air that…
“Why Guinevere?” a reader might ask on picking up Guinevere in Baltimore, Shelley Puhak’s second full-length collection of poetry.
Lee Upton is the author of thirteen books including, most recently, The Tao of Humiliation: Stories (Spring 2014) and Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition, Boredom, Purity & Secrecy. She is the writer-in-residence and a professor of English at…
Unveiling the new Kenyon Review, Why We Chose It, and more!
Check out holiday reading recommendations from our editors and staff. Wishing you happy reading this holiday season!
David Lynn tells Why We Chose It, a letter to our subscribers, and more!