A Reading from AWP

Caitlin Horrocks
May 4, 2015
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Ed. Note: Fiction Editor Caitlin Horrocks wrote the following story for the “New Voices at the Kenyon Review” panel presented at AWP last month. The story is composed entirely of lines from published or soon-to-be-published KR pieces. Even before she said anything, I…

Why I Chose It: Nature’s Nature

David Baker
May 4, 2015
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On the May/June 2015 Special Poetry Feature: Nature’s Nature I’m writing here not about my editorial choice of a single poem but rather a gathering of poems, in fact in fact thirty-five poems by twenty-one poets, all collected to consider…

Hitler. Toklas.

Cody Walker
April 30, 2015
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Hitler took his last foul breath on this date, seventy years ago. He doubled down on his leave-taking: cyanide capsule, bullet. I think we can all agree he was a terrible person. And that’s all I really want to say…

Facing It

Dora Malech
April 30, 2015
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Today, though I stumble, as usual, I am “thinking through” my language–considering my word choices in a draft of a poem, in comments on student work, in conversations with other attendees on the steps of Shriver Hall on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus, site…

Drunken Savages with Quill Pens

Amit Majmudar
April 29, 2015
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At one point in his Philosophical Letters on the English, in which he observed the culture and society of France’s rival across the Channel, Voltaire, that paragon of French neoclassical taste, summarizes Hamlet. This is 1733; Shakespeare isn’t considered some…

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