The latest issue of the Kenyon Review—the final issue compiled by editor emeritus, David H. Lynn—features work by writers whom Lynn came to know and admire during his transformative twenty-six-year tenure. Regular Kenyon Review readers will recognize many of the names in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue, among them fiction writers Nancy Zafris and T.C. Boyle; poets David Baker, Natalie Shapero, G.C. Waldrep, Carl Phillips, and Mary Szybist; and nonfiction writers Roger Rosenblatt and Geeta Kothari. Don’t miss this memorable issue at the Mag Stand, curated by our longest-serving editor.
“Cutglass” by Manasi Garg
“(B)lack” by Eric Gottlieb
“Meat” by Annie Cao
Molly McCully Brown introduces the section with some words about the three placing entries, giving readers a preview of what to expect in the next several pages of the issue. Grab a copy to check them out.
The latest issue of Kenyon Review, at this week’s Mag Stand, features a special poetry section, “All of This Is True,” guest-edited by Reginald Dwayne Betts, whose own poetry, a memoir, and essays explore the world of prison and the effects of violence and incarceration on American society. Betts has selected powerful work by fifteen poets including Sean Thomas Dougherty, April Gibson, Randall Horton, Roger Reeves, and others. The new issue also includes the winning poem and two runners-up in the 2020 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers as well as four new works of fiction by Samuel Jensen, Dina Nayeri, Matthue Roth, and Marianne Shaneen.
The July/Aug issue of the Kenyon Review offers fiction chosen by guest editor Angie Cruz. Featured authors include Samia Ahmed, Yalitza Ferreras, Katherinna Mar, Cleyvis Natera, and Namrata Poddar. In her introduction, Cruz writes “When I reread the stories featured in this issue, I find solace in them. They serve as evidence or reminders that as a collective, as members of the global community, everything we are feeling and experiencing now is both temporary and ongoing.” The new issue also includes work by Dan Beachy-Quick, Stephanie Burt, Floyd Collins, Nicola Dixon, Rodney Jones, Stanley Plumly, Grace Schulman, and Arthur Sze. Find the issue at this week’s Mag Stand.
The May/June 2020 issue features the sixth edition of “Nature’s Nature” includes twenty-nine new works by eighteen poets, selected by Poetry Editor David Baker. Featured contributors include: Madhur Anand, Elizabeth Bradfield, Stephanie Burt, Stuart Dischell, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Paul Guest, Christian Gullette, Leslie Harrison, Didi Jackson, Devin Johnston, Joanna Klink, Phillis Levin, Leslie Adrienne Miller, Carol Muske-Dukes, Atsuro Riley, Nicole Stockburger, Hannah VanderHart, and Shelley Wong. Find contributors of fiction at the Mag Stand.
The January/February 2020 issue of The Kenyon Review featured the winners of their 2019 Short Fiction Contest, and now the March/April 2020 issue features the winners of the 2019 Kenyon Review Short Nonfiction Contest.
“Hello, Fridge” by Anna Hartford
“Saving Luna” by KT Sparks
“The Great Glass Closet” by Benjamin Garcia
Check out the introduction to these selections, written by Nonfiction Editor Geeta Kothari, who shares her thoughts on each piece.
The Mar/Apr Kenyon Review, at thew NewPages Magazine Stand, features a special prose section, “The Unexpected,” guest-edited by Jaquira Díaz. Díaz selected work by Lars Horn, Gabriel Louis, Rebecca Nison, Joseph Earl Thomas, Laurie Thomas, and LaToya Watkins. In addition, the issue includes the winning essay and two runners-up from our 2019 Short Nonfiction Contest: “Hello, Fridge” by Anna Hartford, “Saving Luna” by KT Sparks, and “The Great Glass Closet” by Benjamin Garcia. The issue also includes poetry by Erin Belieu, Destiny O. Birdsong, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Heid E. Erdrich, Linda Gregerson, Ted Kooser, Sally Wen Mao, Michael McGriff, and Bruce Snider.
Grab the first Kenyon Review issue of the year for the winners of the 2019 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest.
“Brown Girls” by Daphne Palasi Andreades
“Solitaria” by Emily Everett
“You Break It, You Own It” by Susan Falco
Fiction Editor Kirsten Reach introduces the three selections. Be sure to check this intro out for Judge Mia Alvar’s thoughts on her choices. Also not to be missed is the cover art for this issue, a literary illustration by Milan-based illustrator Emiliano Ponzi.