“…novel-writing requires on the job training. Most of us mere mortals have to keep writing them until maybe we begin to get better.”
“Letter poems are terrific in that they facilitate both self-reflection and the anecdotal.”
Featuring Why We Chose It by associate editor Kirsten Reach, the winner of the Grodd Poetry Prize, and more!
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.
Talking to myself, that’s how it felt,
That’s how I would say it felt
If I kept control of what I said, if I
Wasn’t always amassing, out of
Control as a crowd gathering in a way
Particular to the grunge era,
Rapid and unresisting as we two
Spoke at a table, over tea, they took
“Baño” was the only word I knew. At Colegio Sagrado Corazón de Jesus, bilingualism started and ended with the morning prayer, which the other kids recited first in English, and…
All around are forested slopes with fog spread out on them, and in the valley trimmed lawns, wooden houses with white columns, and the everyday sounds of a university facility:…
Why We Chose It by Associate Editor Kirsten Reach, the Winner of the Grodd Poetry Prize, and more!
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!