“…novel-writing requires on the job training. Most of us mere mortals have to keep writing them until maybe we begin to get better.”
“Letter poems are terrific in that they facilitate both self-reflection and the anecdotal.”
Featuring Why We Chose It by associate editor Kirsten Reach, the winner of the Grodd Poetry Prize, and more!
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.
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
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…
Mrs. Itō, our fourth-grade teacher, drew a new kanji character on the board: 蚕. “Worm from heaven,”
Why We Chose It by Associate Editor Kirsten Reach, the Winner of the Grodd Poetry Prize, and more!
Why We Chose It by consulting editor Maggie Smith, the KR Short Fiction Contest opens for submissions, and more!
Holiday Reading Recommendations from the Kenyon Review!