Private Symbols

Isabel Galbraith
January 14, 2015
Comments 0

When I was young, the idea that a red rose meant true love — while a pink rose meant appreciation and a yellow rose meant friendship — charmed me. I wanted to find more symbols that related to customs (like…

Take A New Look at KR!

David Lynn
January 11, 2015
Comments 1

This month, we are delighted to present the first issue of a new volume year and with it the boldest revisions of design and frequency in the 75-year trajectory of the Kenyon Review. Even that last “the” has been plucked…

Why We Chose It

Hilary Plum
January 11, 2015
Comments 0

“Monocot” by Noy Holland Sometimes a magazine digs for its fortune; sometimes you have to get yourself out under that window and serenade. I wrote to Noy Holland a winter or two back to see if she might send a…

Who Has the Loudest Voice?

Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky
January 8, 2015
Comments 0

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…

Sign up for Our Email Newsletter