November 28, 2023

No Fury

By Jane Walton

Long vowels, short fuses.  “‘You look like you could use a glass of iced tea’ ? An iced tea? I’ll get him something, and it won’t be an iced tea.” With […]

September 14, 2023

Sa Ki Pi Bel

By Melissa Beneche

Lionel Repons. Won 909,888 votes. Pierre Boucher. Won 23,524 votes. Granma Nisette’s radio man calls them, the presidential election results for the département Nord, with such conviction. His voice sticks […]

September 11, 2023


By Allison Noelle Conner

1. “Cheer up, girlie. Gila’s a diamond in the rough.” The paramedic wore all navy—a wrinkled shirt tucked into slacks, punctuated by shiny black boots. His sandy hair was gelled […]

September 10, 2023


By Rickey Fayne

I wanted to worship Black gods. Had paid hundreds of dollars and driven hundreds of miles for manic, promiscuous, messy, sometimes-wise, sometimes-foolish gender-fluid divinities who looked like me. And so […]

September 7, 2023

The Broken Window

By N.K. Iguh

Under the shadow of an international hotel chain, in a playground for Abuja’s wealthiest and whitest, where they go to buy meat pies and Cadbury chocolates and red seedless grapes, […]

September 5, 2023

The Knee

By Mathapelo Mofokeng

The Kenyon Review · “The Knee” by Mathapelo Mofokeng The orthopedic surgeon hangs up the telephone long before Maki, who sits in silence, frozen in her chair. He called to […]

September 1, 2023


By Carter Sickels

The Kenyon Review · “Forage” by Carter Sickels Not long after my grandfather died, my mother told me she had a dream about him. He was sitting on the edge […]