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Return of the Short Takes

On hiatus for a few weeks, the Short Takes are back.–TM

Smell the fresh baguettes on this sentence from an anti-immigration petition: “Petition to NOT modify our native language to include any foreign language.” (from the July 13th post, after the jump.)

On rejection. (my favorite is a response from “aj”–scroll after the jump and find it.)

Poetry in films–if Yeats can make the Sopranos, then this list is worth a peek.

If you have free time. (Your assignment is on the left.)

Forget Myers Briggs. Which Dickens character are you?

Writer’s block? Build a bookcase with a secret door. I’m not kidding. (via Bookninja)

“The clock is ticking for British nursery rhymes, it seems. According to a new survey of 1,200 parents unveiled today by pre-school TV channel Cartoonito, 27% struggled to recall a single nursery rhyme.”

Institute for the Future of the Book . Enough said.

“In a letter written in 1879, Hopkins described this poem as ‘the best thing [he has] ever written.'”

About the Program

The Kenyon Review Associates Program provides Kenyon students with valuable experience in literary editing, publishing, and programming. KR Associates work closely with Kenyon Review staff, gaining valuable experience in a number of editing, publishing, and programming areas including manuscript evaluation, publicity and marketing, copy editing, developing web site and social media content, outreach programming, event planning and promotion, and other creative and editorial projects

KR Associates attend regular seminars conducted by Kenyon Review editorial staff, visiting readers, and publishing industry professionals. These seminars cover a wide range of topics including editorial philosophy, evaluation of submissions, print and electronic production, marketing, and design.

KR Associates enjoy also enjoy exclusive access to visiting writers and speakers, free issues of The Kenyon Review, and valuable work experience and employment references.

This program is made possible through an initiative of the Kenyon Review, part of the mission of which is to contribute to the enrichment of the academic, cultural, and artistic life of the Kenyon College community.

Requirements and Expectations

  • Submission Evaluation: All Associates are required to read and evaluate eight Kenyon Review submissions per week. Associates who are not able to complete their weekly submission assignments for more than two weeks in a row may not be allowed to continue in the program.
  • Trainings and Seminars: In-person attendance is mandatory at all trainings and seminars. We plan on scheduling six to eight seminars per semester, and most will take place on Thursdays during common hour.
  • Literary Engagement: Associates are expected to participate in literary events on campus and throughout the local community.

Application Details

The application deadline for the 2023-24 program has passed. Applications for the 2024-25 program will open in the fall of 2024. Please check back then for more details.

Questions? Please contact Tory Weber for more information.