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Kenyon Review
Jan/Feb 2017

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.

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By Doug Ramspeck

Every time I walk here
with this black ground
beneath me and the old hills
with their bald backs
and the skyways of dust
on the ancient road up to the cemetery
with the moon at night that is a cracked
shell of sky, I think of doorways
opening into caverns and root cellars

Church of Birds

By Micah Dean Hicks

The swan boy lives in an abandoned church in a sleepy, green town by the river. He is small and young-looking still, though he is sixteen now and has been…

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David Winner

David Winner’s most recent novel, Tyler’s Last, a darkly comic homage to Patricia Highsmith, came out in October of 2015. His first novel, The Cannibal of Guadalajara, won the 2015…

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February 2017

Why We Chose It by Associate Editor Kirsten Reach, the Winner of the Grodd Poetry Prize, and more!

January 2017

Why We Chose It by consulting editor Maggie Smith, the KR Short Fiction Contest opens for submissions, and more!

December 2016

Holiday Reading Recommendations from the Kenyon Review!

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