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Kenyon Review
July/Aug 2016

Volume XXXVIII | Number 4

Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poetry by Safiya Sinclair and Javier Zamora
An Book Review Essay by David S. Reynolds
And excerpts from pieces by David Bergman and Neil Mathison


KR Online

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


Two Poems

By Monica Berlin

[If only we could only talk with our hands—just]

If only we could only talk with our hands—just

fingers & palms & those small bones, twenty-seven,
distinct, from tip through wrist, most firmly bound

I’d apologize less for all the wrong things I say.
The problem, I guess, is mouths. So cavernous, maybe.


The Laughter Artist

By Shruti Swamy

Drunk. Split almost open. And I found myself laughing at the window at the violence outside, a man yelling at a woman who walked quickly away from him, crossing through the dark, sudden emptiness of the street to its opposing…

The KR Conversations

funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

KR Podcast with Stanley Plumly

In this month’s podcast, poet Stanley Plumly talks with contributing editor Maggie Smith about differences in writing poetry or prose, process and the importance of revision, and writing about Keats. Plumly also reads the poem “Dutch Elm” from his new book.…

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July 2016

David Lynn tells Why We Chose It, 8 reasons to attend the KR Writers Workshop, and more!

June 2016

Kenyon Review‘s Summer Reading Recommendations!

May 2016

The Winners of the 2016 KR Short Fiction Contest, Why We Chose It by David Baker, and much more!

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