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…

Who Has the Loudest Voice?

All literature offends someone. To offend our fixed ideas, even our most sacred truths, is one of the ways in which writers compel us to think, to question, and to test the limits of our humanity. At KR, we grieve…

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