January 24, 2011KR BlogKR

Charles Fort Poetry Reading

Charles Fort will read at 4:10pm on Thursday, January 27th, in the Cheever Room in Finn House at Kenyon College. Please join us! Refreshments will be served.

Charles Fort is a Visiting Professor in Creating Writing at Oklahoma State University. His We Did Not Fear The Father (New and Selected Poems) will be published by Red Hen Press in 2012. Mrs. Belladonna’s Supper Club Waltz (New and Selected Prose Poems) Volumes 1 and 2, will be published by Backwaters Press in 2010-2011. Fort’s poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2003, The Best American Poetry 2000, Best of Prose Poem International, The American Poetry Review, Georgia Review, and The Carnegie Mellon Anthology of Poetry. Carnegie Mellon University Press reprinted his first book, The Town Clock Burning, under its Classic Contemporary Series. Fort’s books also include Darvil, St. Andrews Press, and Frankenstein Was A Negro, Loganhouse Press. He has received literary awards from the Poetry Society of America, Writer’s Voice (Judge: Grace Paley) Open Poetry Award, the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize (Judge: Fred Chappell) and The Mary Carolyn Davis Memorial Award. Fort has been a panelist for the NEA Poetry Fellowships (2008) and the NEA Access to Artistic Excellence (2010).

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.