About Natalie Shapero

Natalie Shapero is a Kenyon Review Fellow and the author of No Object, a book of poems.

Fat City, Part 2

If you’re a  reader of this blog, you may have come across Pablo Tanguay’s recent post, Fat City, Part 1, offering a few reflections on Leonard Gardner’s 1969 novel. When Pablo concluded that post with the promise, “Next post: Fat City,…

Thoughts on “My Bluest Shirt”

(“My Bluest Shirt” can be found in the poetry collection Double Shadow; it is also available online through Virginia Quarterly Review, where it was first published.) Once, briefly, I lived in New York. It was the summer, and I spent…

Why We Chose It

“Sex Education” by Christa Romanosky I’ve heard that, for writers of fiction, crafting a successful short story in the second person is something of a rite of passage. It seems fitting, then, that Christa Romanosky’s powerful second-person narrative takes as…

Thoughts on “Sky Coming Forward”

(You can find “Sky Coming Forward” in Phillips’ collection Double Shadow, or in the Fall 2010 issue of The Kenyon Review.) I won’t call this poem deceptive — maybe just coy. The title “Sky Coming Forward” might initially suggest to you, as it…

Thoughts on “Fascination”

For the month of October, the KR blog will feature posts on the poetry of Carl Phillips, this year’s recipient of The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Specifically, we’re reading and writing about Phillips’ book Double Shadow, as well as the…

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