Kudos Natalie Shapero and E. J. Levy

Two members of the KR community have recently snagged a pair of significant prizes and deserve some lusty huzzahs.  Natalie Shapero, one of our KR Fellows, has been awarded the GLCA Prize for a first volume of poetry for her…

KR’s New Monthly Podcast

KR has a new monthly podcast, and I’m really excited–I’ve been hoping to get something like this going for a long while. (Find it here.) The first one, which we posted in December, is a terrific story called “Cicadas” from the…

Ready, Set, Stop!

Open submissions to The Kenyon Review will close on January 15.  Fair warning! What a great reading period it’s been already from September 15th.  Nearly 9,000 submissions and counting, up from 7,000 last year.  Our team in Gambier and beyond has…

Why We Chose It

Listen to Jaquira Díaz read “Ghosts”. On “Ghosts” by Jaquira Díaz Love in a time of war—one of literature’s most ancient, most lasting, themes. And “Ghosts” thrusts its dramatic tensions upon us right from the start: “Three weeks before we…

Let Me Persuade You . . . .

Credo.  A word rarely bandied these days, save perhaps in a strictly religious context.  Credo.  A statement of personal faith.  Isn’t that it?  Well, yes, taken literally.  And I suppose if the purpose is merely part of a regular process…

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