June 16, 2023

juxtaposition with winter

By b ferguson

After Player come back come back / come back my shivering fingers say as i free them from their gloves / come back i whisper to my breath as it escapes / like a ghost into […]

June 16, 2023

energy

By b ferguson

“Dark men must learn to bow to bright”   — Benito Mussolini (via “Words for Mussolini” by Gwendolyn Brooks) the dark-skinned taínos lucayans the nubians of egypt slaves in spain in […]

June 16, 2023

what to do with the hedges

By b ferguson

it turns out all legacies are connected: Europe’s charge through the West and the charge of the phragmites alongside it; the precipitate of industrial profits trickling in threads, beads of […]

June 16, 2023

Comfort Food

By Terrance Hayes

The hypogeal bud of the lentil blossoms underground like food for the dead. For millennia lentils have fulfilled the appetites of farmers near famine & kings fattened on feasts. Lentils […]

June 16, 2023

alchemical sirens

By fahima ife

The Kenyon Review · Alchemical Sirens (with June Jordan, Diane di Prima, Lyn Hejinian, and the women who wore the tignon in eighteenth-century Louisiana and in the greater Caribbean before […]

June 16, 2023

Brian Teare Introduces fahima ife

By Brian Teare

I first read fahima ife’s brilliant debut, Maroon Choreography, shortly after reading visual artist Torkwase Dyson’s essay “Black Interiority: Notes on Architecture, Infrastructure, Environmental Justice, and Abstract Drawing.” Maroon Choreographyimmediately […]

June 15, 2023

Into

By Charlie Decker

Into the artery of the neck that feeds the myelin Into the frost at the pillars of creation Into the energy from the stonework bubbling up from the spire The […]

June 15, 2023

Landfall

By Joanna Klink

The Kenyon Review · Landfall Someone’s hung wind chimes on a low branch, the chord tossed slowly by wind. Once more the ghosthouse inside me, opening its doors. Once more […]