“I tend to like not knowing where a poem is going, so that it might go somewhere that I’m not expecting.”
“When everything else is stripped away and no one is talking and the only sound is the radiator rattling, what do you really want to write? Write that.”
Volume XXXVI | Number 4
Selections from our latest issue available now:
The winners of the 2014 Short Fiction Contest: Amy Victoria Blakemore, Michael Capel, and Frank Fucile
Poems by Kimberly Grey, Jeffrey Harrison, Campbell McGrath, and Harold Schweizer
Excerpts from essays by Melissa Febos and Aja Gabel
September Newsletter highlights:
Associate Editor Natalie Shapero tells Why We Chose It, a new KR Credo, and more!
For the Phosphorous Heart
the wild wild bird
into tangle of honeysuckle, walked
with folded wing
on ancient vine-runners
In the beginning, they fucked in the dark, the lightlessness making new strangers of them. Cold and hungry and blind, she had the body she’d always wanted. The air itself—black—was reaching out to touch her, to cup her hips, to…
When I was in elementary school, the “Marxist-Leninist weapon of criticism and self-criticism” had been made household words in China via the little red book Quotations from Chairman Mao. …
Nearly every poem in Ellen Bryant Voigt’s earlier collections has something in common: it ends with a period. For a poet hailed as a quintessential…
Jeffrey Harrison’s fifth full-length book of poetry, Into Daylight, was published by Tupelo Press in April 2014 as the winner of the Dorset Prize. More recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in New Republic, Yale Review, and elsewhere. An…
Ann Patchett receives KR Literary Award, Natalie Shapero on Why We Chose It, and much more!
Why We Chose It by nonfiction editor Geeta Kothari, a new KR Credo by Alan Heathcock, and more!
Why We Chose It, a day in the life of the Young Writers workshop, and more!