on or around GRACE PERIOD

Natalie Shapero
April 23, 2014
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[Aaron Kunin, Grace Period: Notebooks 1998-2007 (Letter Machine Editions, 2013)] A concern that I have been, of late, overusing the word aphoristic has left me reluctant to cleanly describe this book. But I do not similarly find that I have been overusing…

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Anna Duke Reach
April 23, 2014
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While today is the official national Poem in Your Pocket Day, at Kenyon we got things started earlier in the week. On Tuesday at dawn, KR’s team of “Ninja” poets stalked the campus to post poems from railings, porch pillars,…

Sports Report

Cody Walker
April 21, 2014
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I used to want Calvin Trillin’s job at The Nation—and I still do, I guess—but the job I really want belongs to Beau Estes at NBA.com. Estes provides the commentary (most nights, anyway) for the league’s Top Ten plays of…

Award-Giving (4)

Zach Savich
April 21, 2014
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About ten years ago my father, who was living, took me in a car from Seattle to Iowa City so I could study poetry. The program took two years; I stayed four, doing a range of post-MFA labor that, while…

Second Sleep

Cody Walker
April 16, 2014
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So, like I said (or like Chekhov said), We shall rest. But that rest may still be a long way off. In the meantime (ominous word, meantime), we have Karen Russell’s Sleep Donation to keep us awake. Russell imagines an…

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