Featuring Why We Chose It by consulting editor Maggie Smith, highlights from the new Jan/Feb issue, and more!
“Heartbreak and desire (romantic or otherwise!) fuel all my stories.”
Volume XXXIX | Number 1
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Winners of the 2016 Short Fiction Contest;
Poetry by Erin Adair-Hodges, Joshua Bennett, and Shara Lessley;
A book review by poetry editor David Baker;
And excerpts from a story by Mary Terrier and an essay by David Winner.
Say we slept like effigies on a stranger’s lawn.
Sideways to the boats roping in, saltwater
lapping the land so thick we could slick it
through our hair. Say children surrounded us
with wooden knives and smoke bombs,
their jeans as putrid as the corner ponds
they were born in. Their teeth loose
gravel, a new language for ruin or roll
over. Say a day before, a returned soldier
You ride the bus long enough, I mean daily for a year or two, maybe three, and you’re going to see somebody’s hair on fire. I’ve seen many other things,…
The man and his son took a trip to the park, the man holding a boomerang under his arm. He wanted to play Frisbee, but the boy had seen the…
Why We Chose It by consulting editor Maggie Smith, the KR Short Fiction Contest opens for submissions, and more!
Holiday Reading Recommendations from the Kenyon Review!
Why We Chose It by Fiction Editor Caitlin Horrocks, highlights from the Nov/Dec issue, and much more!