September 1, 2023

The Woman from Angers

By Catherine Kim

The Kenyon Review · “The Woman from Angers” by Catherine Kim I.                Proposals When I was growing up, our family seemed unremarkable and predictable in every way. My parents, and […]

August 30, 2023


By Gregory Spatz

The Kenyon Review · “Thunderhead” by Gregory Spatz The ground was cold under David’s shoulder blades despite the heat of the day. Cold and with an incipient damp just beneath […]

August 30, 2023


By Emily Franklin

The Kenyon Review · “Sfratti” by Emily Franklin Paul pushed open the pantry door with his torn foot to find Anna crouched on the stone floor, flour canisters and ropes […]

August 29, 2023

Country Club

By Isabel Starr Murray

Before he had moved to Chile, June’s uncle had been kidnapped in the street, brought to his house, and tied up with rope like in the movies. The house and […]

August 29, 2023

Our House

By Elvis Bego

In our house there are twenty-seven rooms. In those twenty-seven rooms tick seven hundred and twenty-nine clocks. My father says I should come visit, it’s been so long. For days, […]

August 28, 2023

Lemon Season

By Rebecca Ackermann

She found the lemons charming at first. “Blue bowl! No stroller! More lemons!” She smiled at his self-knowledge and rewarded his confidence with both hands, even as he failed to […]

August 1, 2023

Bitter Waters

By Amy Katherine Talcott

The goose lands with a thud, such heft buried beneath its downy feathers that the old truck gives a bounce, jostling the doctor from her stupor. The huge bird eyes […]

June 13, 2023


By Kabi Hartman

The story made the front page of the New York Times that morning — a doctor had blown up his brownstone so it would not go to his wife in the divorce […]

June 13, 2023

Robber’s Lake

By Emma Binder

Genius has this idea of fabricating his own diving bell so he can walk on the bottom of Robber’s Lake. He bear-hugs a five-gallon water jug from his dad’s storm […]

June 13, 2023

All’s Well

By Margaret LaFleur

The cat arrives just before the virus. Winnie, the social worker, shows up with a box that she struggles to unload from the passenger seat of her car. Jan, ninety-one […]