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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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Works of fiction, poetry, essays, and more, exclusively online.

Resurrection: His Hands

By Amit Majmudar

First thing he did was clap his hands
against his eyes, as if he’d gouged
them out with hairpins. Only this
was someone else’s son, and sin.
The hands appeared to blink.
He looked out through his peephole
stigmata, stereoscopic fisheyes
set in the locked door of the kingdom,
and there he saw a million strangers

Said Yes

By Cara Blue Adams

Eight months ago this coming Tuesday a person I now understand to have been the devil offered me a deal, and I accepted, and the deal was this: president-elect Donald…

Dead Bird

By Roger Rosenblatt

Yesterday afternoon, I heard a thud coming from the area of the kitchen. When I went to look, a dead bird was lying on the deck outside my glass door.…

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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!

November 2016

Why We Chose It by Fiction Editor Caitlin Horrocks, highlights from the Nov/Dec issue, and much more!

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