Why We Chose Them

David Lynn
January 11, 2016
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This monthly column usually offers editors’ thoughts on why we originally fell in love with—and ultimately published in the Kenyon Review or KROnline—a particular story or poem or essay. It’s become one of our most popular features. Readers and, especially,…

Gus, All Too Human

Brian Michael Murphy
January 1, 2016
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“I swear, Gus. You’d argue with a possum.” -Call Is Lonesome Dove the greatest miniseries of all time? I’ve definitely watched it more times than any other miniseries. Watching Roots was like jury duty–just tried to get through it, though…

The Year Twenty Fixteen

Brian Michael Murphy
January 1, 2016
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When my daughter counts, she recites all the numbers in order, until she reaches “12, 13, 14, Fixteen, 17, 18, 19….” Soon enough, I’m sure she’ll separate fifteen and sixteen and recite the teens in the boring way that the…

Old Year/New Year: Poems

Dora Malech
December 31, 2015
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Woody Guthrie: “Woody Guthrie’s 1943 “New Years Rulin’s.” Found in one of his journals dated January 1st, 1943.” — woodieguthrie.org * Naomi Shihab Nye: Burning the Old Year Letters swallow themselves in seconds. Notes friends tied to the doorknob, transparent…

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