The September/October 2021 issue of the Kenyon Review features the winners of the 2021 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers; stories by Heather Bourbeau, Catherine Carberry, Marcela Fuentes, and Bess Winter; and an essay by Laurie Kutchins. See poetry contributors at the Mag Stand.
The July/August issue of the Kenyon Review is now at the Mag Stand. It features work by two poets who piercingly explore race and historical memory at a time when these issues seem more urgent than ever before. The noted writer Paisley Rekdal offers three poems from the online project “West: A Translation.” The issue also includes two poems by Bryan Byrdlong, whose work interrogates the figure of the zombie as it relates to Blackness and Black precarity in the face of white supremacy, and as a general symbol for those struggling with marginalization. Plus work by Betsy Boyd, Perry Lopez, Christopher Blackman, Kelsey Norris, Austyn Gaffney, and more.
The May/June 2021 issue of the Kenyon Review is now available. This issue features stories by María José Candela, Gina Chung, Maureen Langloss, and Katherine Sharpe; and essays by Sophie Beck, Jonathan Gleason, and Amit Majmudar. See poetry contributors at the Mag Stand.
In addition to the 2020 Short Nonfiction Contest winners, Miriam Grossman, Mary O. Parker, and Stella Li, the Mar/Apr Kenyon Review includes “Nature’s Nature,” our seventh annual special poetry section centered on “nature, the environment, and ecological witness,” as Poetry Editor David Baker describes it in his introduction. See what else you can find in this issue at the Mag Stand.
Grab a copy of the January/February 2021 issue of Kenyon Review for the winners of the 2020 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest.
“Fish Stories” by Janika Oza
“Dungeness” by Steffi Sin
“Cactus Eater” by Stanley Delgado
Kenyon Review Fellow Misha Rai introduces the placing stories.
Don’t forget that besides having its six print issues a year, literary magazine The Kenyon Review has a separate online component called KROnline which is published every two weeks and features innovative fiction, poetry, and essays.
The January/February 2021 KROnline is now available. The issue features three poems by Jenn Blair; “Hello, Walt Whitman” by Siamak Vossoughi; “A River Passes By Here” by Caroline Tracey; “Elation” by January Gill O’Neil; “Man Goes to Check” by Libby Flores; and “The Pupil” by Lesley Jenike.
Need more from Kenyon Review? How about checking out “Poetry Today: Emma Hine and Ignacio Carvajal” by Ruben Quesada. The Poetry Today series features living poets answering questions about poetry and poetics. You’ll get a short bio, an introduction, their thoughts on poetry’s potential, and information about their latest releases.
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The Jan/Feb 2021 issue of the Kenyon Review is available now. This issue marks the beginning of Nicole Terez Dutton’s editorial stewardship of the renowned journal. Some of the many pleasures to be found include stories by the winners of the 2020 KR Short Fiction Contest—Janika Oza, Steffi Sin, and Stanley Delgado. See what else the issue has to offer at the Mag Stand.
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.