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Race in America

By Jennifer Givhan

1. Domestic Adoption:

No joke, black babies are cheaper—
white ones cost ten grand more. That’s not

how she phrased it on the phone
after the gauge of my uterus

had fixed itself on empty.

I’d made peace with the threat of
you’re not my “real” mother &

called for information, but here’s
how it broke down:


Enormous Wings

By Micah Perks

You no longer remember, but we landed in Puerto Vallarta in the second week of June, and it was cloudy and rainy and windy, but warm. We walked along the oceanfront past statues made up of combinations of different creatures—a…

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Philip Metres

Philip Metres is the author of Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), Sand Opera (2015), and To See the Earth (2008). A two-time recipient of the NEA and the Arab American Book Award, he is professor of English at John Carroll…

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May 2016

The Winners of the 2016 KR Short Fiction Contest, Why We Chose It by David Baker, and much more!

April 2016

Why We Chose It by Natalie Shapero, KR celebrates National Poetry Month, and more!

March 2016

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