David Baker

Hunger to Hunger:
Hungry / Foame
An Introduction

N.B. We are pleased to be digitally republishing this chapbook (seen in photos below) with the permission of the publisher, authors, and translators. Hunger to Hunger was originally published in August 2012 by Aureole Press at the University of Toledo in a limited edition of 75 copies. It was printed on a Vandercook ...

New Voices Commentary

On Priscilla Sneff's O Woolly City Winner of the 2004 Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry As poetry editor of this magazine, I am pleased to serve as the continuing judge of the Kenyon Review / Zoo Press Prize in Poetry. This is the fourth year of ...

An Excerpt from "A Symposium on Emily Dickinson"

Thresholds Emily Dickinson entered into this world on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts, and died in the same town, in the family homestead, “quite suddenly” as her friend Clara Newman Turner wrote, on May 15, 1886. She was fifty-five years old. Her doctor listed the cause as Bright’s disease (what we now call nephritis or ...

On Restraint

An excerpt from “On Restraint,” published in Poetry, Vol. CLXVIII, No. 1, April, 1996, pp. 33-47. I am not concerned here with artistic timidity, moral constraint, or polite decorum—that is, restraint as puritanic virtue—but rather with tactics of restraint which allow us to gauge a poem’s opposite pole, its power and passion. ...

In Memoriam: Miller Williams

The Kenyon Review wishes to salute the life and work of Miller Williams, who died on January 1, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Williams was a longtime friend and contributor to the Review, and his work has helped to shape the poetry of generations of subsequent writers and readers. Author of thirty-seven books, founder ...

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