Welcome to The Poetics of Science!

Can science writing be a literary art? Here at KR, we obviously think so, and we have created a special issue—The Poetics of Science—to demonstrate the many ways in which science shapes and is shaped by the literary imagination. In…

Why We Chose It

“On Not Eating the Marshmallow,” by Helen Betya Rubinstein, appears in the Sept/Oct 2016 issue of the Kenyon Review. Ah, temptation. The temptations of the flesh and of the will, the temptations of what is sweet and what is bitter,…

Why We Chose It

Jaquira Díaz’s essay “Ordinary Girls” appears in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of the Kenyon Review. Read an excerpt here. Great writing is like diving: anybody can get from the platform to the pool—or the pavement—but some, with grace and sweat…

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