Getting ready for classes

Hard to believe, but summer is drawing toward an end and we are edging closer to a new academic year. As usual in the fall, I’ll be teaching an Advanced Workshop in Fiction Writing. But I also visit many other…

Hamlet Isn’t Dead, I’m Glad to Say

Over the weekend I made a quick road trip to the Lower East Side of New York–and wow, has it become an amazing, vibrant neighborhood!–to see a production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona staged by a new company: Hamlet Isn’t Dead.…

Introducing KR’s New Managing Editor

It is great good news for The Kenyon Review that Abigail Wadsworth Serfass—Abby—has recently ascended to the role of Managing Editor. (Or assumed its substantial burdens—a matter of perspective.) This may not seem so extraordinary a leap. After all, she’s been…

Why We Chose It

By David Lynn, Editor I had never read work by Aisha Gawad before, but when I came across this passage early in her story “Waking Luna,” [now in KR, Spring 2013], I found myself captivated: I have driven here in…

Why We Chose It

By David Lynn, Editor “You sail at dusk, not knowing one from the other.” Thus begins “Ezekiel,” a story appearing in the Fall 2012 issue of The Kenyon Review. First, a confession: I generally don’t much like the second-person mode.…

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