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 Philip Levine, 1928-2015
“There are three things that matter to me in a poem: language, language, language.”
Why We Chose It by Caitlin Horrocks, the winners of the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, and more!
“I’m simply governed by an urge to make thought seem natural, as when Proust’s episode of the paving stones of Venice makes me think of an episode in a K-Mart parking lot . . . “
Volume XXXVII | Number 1
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Dazzling winners of the 2014 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize;
Poems by Chana Bloch, Kwame Dawes, and John Koethe;
Fiction by Noy Holland
An excerpt from an Essay by Lee Upton
Hossein Mirzazadeh needed new shoes. The buying of the shoes themselves was a good adventure. He drove into downtown Seattle during his lunch break. There was a place that sold department-store items at a reduced price. The bustle of cities…
Disaster came early in Ori’s life, at the age of five, the first time he saw his mother die. Around him was a warm nest of people, people who munched on popcorn, their faces lit up by the dark red…
Here is a story: In the fall of 2006 into winter 2007, my wife and I lived in Jerusalem. I was a guest professor at a university, and while we were there plenty of friends came for visits, giving us…
If any writer rivals Shakespeare as the quintessential American literary classic, it is Miguel de Cervantes.
Chana Bloch’s Swimming in the Rain: New and Selected Poems will be published in 2015. The author of four collections of poetry, she is cotranslator of the Song of Songs as well as translator of Israeli poets Yehuda Amichai and…
Why We Chose It by Fiction Editor Caitlin Horrocks, the winner of the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, and more!
Unveiling the new Kenyon Review, Why We Chose It, and more!
Check out holiday reading recommendations from our editors and staff. Wishing you happy reading this holiday season!