March 1, 2015

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

News by definition is bad news. This we all know. Schools are under-funded, teachers under attack. Publishers are consolidating. Video of varied glow seduces or distracts our students. Yet for […]

January 1, 2015

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

I am delighted to present this first issue of a new volume year and with it the boldest revisions of design and frequency in the seventy-five-year trajectory of the Kenyon […]

October 1, 2014

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

This is the last new quarterly issue of The Kenyon Review you’ll hold in your hands. Don’t worry—the news is all good. Beginning in January 2015 we will introduce a […]

July 1, 2014

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

Not so very long ago publishing a literary journal was a rather lonely enterprise. Every three months one launched a new issue into a great maw of silence. Oh, we’d […]

April 1, 2014

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

Isn’t it amazing that paper and print defy banishment? For all the technological innovation, for all the prognostication, many people simply prefer to heft a book or journal in their […]

January 1, 2014

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

You’ve already guessed that something’s up. What with Ellen Priest’s brush strokes swooshing colors across the cover and then, a page in, the table of contents adazzle with talented authors, […]

October 1, 2013

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

Five Years on … In 2008, after fifteen years of editing these pages, I felt for the first time that we didn’t have enough of them—that we were turning away […]

July 1, 2013

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

In compliance with FDA regulations, The Kenyon Review here presents its annual protocol for the safe implementation of this product, its active and inactive ingredients, and the possible effects on […]

April 1, 2013

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

This issue of our journal appears shortly before the start of National Poetry Month in April. On the 18th of that month we’ll also mark Poem in Your Pocket Day […]

January 1, 2013

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

In looking through the current Table of Contents and reading once again what is, if I may say, quite a remarkable collection of stories, poems, and essays, I’m struck by […]

October 1, 2012

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

Elie Wiesel resists easy classification. He is an author of power, fearlessness, insight. He is also—and perhaps this is foremost—a witness to atrocity, to the paradoxical human capacities for evil […]

July 1, 2012

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

Well over 400 applications whizzed electronically into our offices during the winter, each in hope of capturing a new Kenyon Review Fellowship. I confess to feeling somewhat overwhelmed. Almost all […]