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Short Takes

Some devilishness for Tom Waits, the ultimate cartoon, on the occasion of his recent birthday. Ted Hornick advises us that Waits was recently nominated for a Grammy for his triple disc Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards. (This puts in mind Johnny Cash’s Love, God, and Murder trifecta.) Best o’ luck from Short Takes, Mr. Waits.

“Google has adopted a legal defense aimed straight at copyright law. The defense is multipronged, but the two most startling aspects relate to the establishment of the “opt out” option for copyright owners and Google’s claim of a transformative nature to the Book Search. Each challenges the current understanding of the copyright in a fundamental way.” (Via)

Need a quieter reading space? How about a tinier one?

Larkin’s larks. (Via)

On the origins of the Vis-a-Vis Society, the Scientist-Poets who investigate their audience with poetic surveys.

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.