“Reading poetry stimulates the pleasure circuits of the brain, the same circuits activated by food and sex.”
“Daily language holds so much weight and so much history, and my ears are always pricking up suspiciously.”
Volume XXXVIII | Number 4
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poetry by Safiya Sinclair and Javier Zamora
An Book Review Essay by David S. Reynolds
And excerpts from pieces by David Bergman and Neil Mathison
First, strike the joy. Now, where to begin?
Christmas with your in-laws.
Your wife’s sister, Sara, gets a call
from her boyfriend. He’s at the bar
at the Chelsea Hotel with Tom Waits
and Andy Warhol.
It goes on like this.
All my life Frances had been hard to bear, but marriage had turned her intolerable. Our mother had taught us about love, speaking the word as if it named an illness and tipping her faded aristocrat’s face toward our father…
A woman was walking the strand at Dooega when she came upon a man building a currach. He was from Ethiopia. He told her so. She asked if he was with the gaeltacht school above the harbor. No, he said.…
Art school students have long been ripe for parody in popular culture, and thanks to fiction and film, it’s easy to picture the stereotype: misunderstood, hipper-than-thou, narcissistic,
KR Podcast with Linda Gregerson
In this month’s podcast, poet Linda Gregerson talks with KR book review editor Corey Van Landingham about revisiting Ovid, throwing her voice, and poems that remain open to interference. Linda Gregerson is the author of six collections of poetry and…
Why We Chose It by Book Review Editor Adam Clay, a report from Young Writers, and more!
David Lynn tells Why We Chose It, 8 reasons to attend the KR Writers Workshop, and more!
Kenyon Review‘s Summer Reading Recommendations!