A poem by Aaron Krol
Fiction by Natalia Theodoridou
An essay by Brian Doyle
Deborah Helen Garfinkle reviews Wilma Stockenström’s The Expedition to the Baobab Tree
December Newsletter: Holiday Reading Recommendations
KR Editors and Staff offer holiday reading selections for all the people on your list!
“The beautiful thing about short-shorts is they can be so different from each other.”
The Kenyon Review is pleased to present In Memoriam, a space for remembering notable contributors to the pages of KR. We regret the loss of their voices from the world of arts and letters.
KR remembers Mark Strand, 1934-2014
Volume XXXVI | Number 4
Selections from our latest issue available now:
The winners of the 2014 Short Fiction Contest: Amy Victoria Blakemore, Michael Capel, and Frank Fucile
Poems by Kimberly Grey, Jeffrey Harrison, Campbell McGrath, and Harold Schweizer
Excerpts from essays by Melissa Febos and Aja Gabel
We all agreed the merciful thing was to kill it.
Larvae growing out of its back like spines
and its head craning round to see what had become
of its body, what it had been replaced with.
I was the oldest, but it was Stephen I made
pry the caterpillar off the branch, and crush it,
and hope nothing would ever grow where it dropped.
There are many ways to tell this story.
All of them are true.
Verses of the House
You once told me that you were thinking of writing a book on the subject of sighing.
One night almost thirty years ago, I attended a benefit reading for South Africa organized in conjunction with the fortieth-anniversary PEN world congress.
Frank Fucile is a PhD candidate in American Studies at the College of William and Mary. His dissertation is on photography and environments of war. His story “Slow and Steady” appears in the Fall 2014 issue of The Kenyon Review…
Check out holiday reading recommendations from our editors and staff. Wishing you happy reading this holiday season!
David Lynn tells Why We Chose It, a letter to our subscribers, and more!
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