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Kenyon Review
July/Aug 2017

Volume XXXIX | Number 4

Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poetry by Meghan O’Rourke and Lawrence Joseph;
Excerpts from stories by Alix Ohlin and Kevin Wilson;
And two book reviews: Robert Hahn reviews The Swimmer by John Koethe, and Wyatt Prunty reviews The Collected Poems of John Crowe Ransom edited by Ben Mazur.

A Micro-Interview with Katy Didden

“I’ve heard people describe erasure as a kind of sampling, in this case the manuscript is a mix-tape of samples, but I’m hoping to entice the audience to listen to the originals too, especially since many of the texts are available online.”

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By Gordon Mitchell Smith

I’m sorry is an aversion
         of the eyes, a politician’s slant
acknowledgment (and somehow not)
         of the facts—as perhaps they might be
seen from a certain angle—; and yet
         it’s the tool we use
in polite company, since few are those

Palmyra in Winter

By Erin L. Thompson

When I was a child, I could walk into the desert from our house on the outskirts of Tucson. Tense with attention, I found paths between thorns, silent under the…

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Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of two novels, The Family Fang (Ecco, 2012) and Perfect Little World (Ecco, 2017), as well as a collection of stories, Tunneling to the Center…

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July 2017

Featuring Why We Chose It by G.C. Waldrep, a note from the KR Writers Workshop, and more!

June 2017

Kenyon Review‘s Summer Reading Recommendations!

May 2017

The winner and runners-up of the 2017 Short Fiction Contest, Why We Chose It by Editor at Large Natalie Shapero, and more!

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