February 7, 2012KR BlogNewsletter

Join KR at AWP!

Visit us February 29-March 3, at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference at the Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. On Saturday, March 3rd, the bookfair, with over 500 tables, will be open to the public. KR will be in the Southeast Hall of the Hilton Chicago, at Table Q20. Please stop by to say hello and pick up one of our lovely letterpressed postcards, gratis! (Design at left). We’ll have a 50% subscription discount, as well as a limited edition letterpressed Albert Goldbarth poem for sale.

The printed postcard! Come and get 'em.
The Goldbarth poem he'll be signing

And when your bookfair book hunting is done, KR is sponsoring a few fine things:

Thursday, 10:30am, Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor: Phoning It In: Publishing to mobile phones and other devices.  Representatives from five leading publishers—Boston Review, Kaya Press, Kenyon Review, One Story, Open Letter—discuss their experiences: the pitfalls, successes, and strategies of publishing digitally.

Thursday, 12 Noon, Wiliford A, Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor:  A Reading from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Instructors.
Held annually in the month of June, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop is a week-long residential writing experience that focuses on the generation of new material in an intimate, creative, and productive setting. This reading by recent faculty offers the opportunity to hear the work of returning instructors and will include an audience guided Q&A about Kenyon’s process-oriented approach. Featuring David Baker, Rebecca McClanahan and Nancy Zafris.

Thursday, 3pm, Kenyon Review Table:  A Book Signing with David Baker and the poets featured in his new book Talk Poetry (Univ. of Arkansas Press). The book collects poems originally published in KR and pairs them with interviews published on KROnline. Copies will be for sale at the table. The book features the work of Linda Gregerson, Fady Joudah, Ted Kooser, W.S. Merwin, Alice Notley, Meghan O’Rourke, Carl Phillips, Stanley Plumly and Arthur Sze.

Friday, 3pm, Kenyon Review Table: A Book Signing with Andrew Grace. Consulting editor Andrew Grace will sign copies of his book SANCTA, recently out from Ahsahta Press. Copies of Grace’s book will be available for sale during his signing.

Friday, 4pm, Kenyon Review Table: A Book Signing with Albert Goldbarth. Goldbarth will sign copies of his limited edition letterpressed “Photographs of the Interiors of Dictators’ Houses,” originally featured on KROnline. Limited edition letterpressed copies of Goldbarth’s poem will be available for sale during his signing.

Saturday 10am, Kenyon Review Table: A Book Signing with Gretchen E. Henderson. Henderson will sign copies of her book Galerie de Difformité, parts of which were originally featured on KROnline. Copies of Henderson’s book will be available for sale during her signing.

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.