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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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The Unaccounted

By Philip Schaefer

Say we slept like effigies on a stranger’s lawn.
     Sideways to the boats roping in, saltwater
          lapping the land so thick we could slick it
     through our hair. Say children surrounded us
with wooden knives and smoke bombs,
     their jeans as putrid as the corner ponds
          they were born in. Their teeth loose
     gravel, a new language for ruin or roll
over. Say a day before, a returned soldier


By Lanre Akinsiku

The man and his son took a trip to the park, the man holding a boomerang under his arm. He wanted to play Frisbee, but the boy had seen the…

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Eve Gleichman is a graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA program. She is the associate fiction editor at Guernica magazine and is currently working on her first book of stories. She…

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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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