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Kenyon Review
July/Aug 2016

Volume XXXVIII | Number 4

Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poetry by Safiya Sinclair and Javier Zamora
An Book Review Essay by David S. Reynolds
And excerpts from pieces by David Bergman and Neil Mathison


KR Online

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



By Clare Beams

All my life Frances had been hard to bear, but marriage had turned her intolerable. Our mother had taught us about love, speaking the word as if it named an illness and tipping her faded aristocrat’s face toward our father…



By Alyson Hagy

A woman was walking the strand at Dooega when she came upon a man building a currach. He was from Ethiopia. He told her so. She asked if he was with the gaeltacht school above the harbor. No, he said.…

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KR Podcast with Linda Gregerson

In this month’s podcast, poet Linda Gregerson talks with KR book review editor Corey Van Landingham about revisiting Ovid, throwing her voice, and poems that remain open to interference. Linda Gregerson is the author of six collections of poetry and…

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August 2016

Why We Chose It by Book Review Editor Adam Clay, a report from Young Writers, and more!

July 2016

David Lynn tells Why We Chose It, 8 reasons to attend the KR Writers Workshop, and more!

June 2016

Kenyon Review‘s Summer Reading Recommendations!

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