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Kenyon Review
May/June 2017

Volume XXXIX | Number 3

Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poetry by Kazim Ali, Katy Didden, Rose McLarney and Ryan Patrick Smith;
An essay by Paula Carter and Meggan Kehrli and an excerpt from an essay by Gretchen Henderson;
And David S. Reynolds reviews Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, The Slaves Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha, and The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James Oakes.

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

Five Poems from Little-Known Operas

By Patrick Donnelly

YouTube: Broadcast Yourself

Go ahead, keep clicking around,
one of these days you’ll find yourself

in the little swamp of blame
where people post the Black Pearls,

Perle Nere, fiasco, immortal voices cracking,
the singing kite plunging, tangling, bursting into flame,


By Hal Walling

My stepfather was a painter and photographer of birds. His name was Frank, but I called him Finch, and he called me Loon, which was close enough to Allison. I…

Revenge Porn

By Aurvi Sharma

—someone had emptied a bottle of red wine at the exit of the bus station, the stain like the line of hairs between my navel and cunt. The station smelled…

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Rose McLarney has published two collections of poems, Its Day Being Gone (Penguin Books)—winner of the National Poetry Series—and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains (Four Way Books). She is…

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June 2017

Kenyon Review‘s Summer Reading Recommendations!

May 2017

The winner and runners-up of the 2017 Short Fiction Contest, Why We Chose It by Editor at Large Natalie Shapero, and more!

April 2017

Featuring Why We Chose It by International Editor John Kinsella, the Science Writing Symposium at Kenyon, and more!

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