Why We Chose It

“Walt Whitman and the Bohemians” by David S. Reynolds appears in the July/Aug 2016 issue of the Kenyon Review. Let me begin simply by saying that David S. Reynolds is a marvelous writer. His review-essay in the July/August 2016 issue…

Editor’s Statement

In the Spring issue of KROnline, we published two poems by John Smelcer, “Smoke Signal” and “Indian Blues.” I appreciate the many readers who have contacted us to point out that these poems contained damaging stereotypes of Native people. I…

Why We Chose Them

This monthly column usually offers editors’ thoughts on why we originally fell in love with—and ultimately published in the Kenyon Review or KROnline—a particular story or poem or essay. It’s become one of our most popular features. Readers and, especially,…

Kayak Morning Blog Post #2

Throughout this month, we’ll be using the blog to have a conversation about Roger Rosenblatt’s Kayak Morning. Rosenblatt will receive the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement in New York City on November 5, and he will be in Gambier on…

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