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Kenyon Review
Nov/Dec 2016

Volume XXXVIII | Number 6

Selections from our latest issue available now:
Winners of the 2016 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize;
Poetry by Dan Beachy-Quick and Annie Kim;
And excerpts from stories by Erika Krouse, Nathan Poole, and Laura Maylene Walter


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Etude for Your Downs and Ups

By Corey Miller

Sometimes you enter my brain, and I anchor your suffering
around a theme, but wasn’t I done with themes

let alone suffering? Didn’t I believe only in the senselessly beautiful,

in the peacock flower blossoming at the end of summer,
little cones of bottomless red, brighter orange, brightest yellow



By Tricia Bauer

The snow spilled early, its silence gaining weight overnight to stun the trees into submission. They gave over their leafy tops, stretched and tore their roots, abandoned whole selves sideways,…


Where Tears Run

By Zea Thynne

Someone switches on the radio. “. . . you Hutu girls wash yourselves and put on a good dress to welcome our French allies. The Tutsi girls are all dead,…

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Dan Beachy-Quick is a poet, essayist, and occasional novelist, whose most recent books include gentlessness (Tupelo Press) and Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs (Omnidawn). His work has been…

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November 2016

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

October 2016

Why We Chose It by Nonfiction Editor Geeta Kothari, KR Awards and Knox Reads!, and new featured content from the website.

September 2016

Introducing the Poetics of Science issue (in print, in KROnline, and on the blog), Why We Chose It by Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, and more!

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