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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 Mark Strand, 1934-2014

The Kenyon Review Fall 2014

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

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


Magic in the World

By Aaron Krol

We all agreed the merciful thing was to kill it.
Larvae growing out of its back like spines
and its head craning round to see what had become
of its body, what it had been replaced with.
I was the oldest, but it was Stephen I made

pry the caterpillar off the branch, and crush it,
and hope nothing would ever grow where it dropped.


On Wilma Stockenström

By Deborah Helen Garfinkle

One night almost thirty years ago, I attended a benefit reading for South Africa organized in conjunction with the fortieth-anniversary PEN world congress.

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Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile is a PhD candidate in American Studies at the College of William and Mary. His dissertation is on photography and environments of war. His story “Slow and Steady” appears in the Fall 2014 issue of The Kenyon Review…

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