Summer 2023 • Vol. XLV No. 1 PoetryJune 12, 2023 |

After She Mispronounces My Name for the Fourth Time

The Kenyon Review · After She Mispronounces My Name For The Fourth Time 一段感情a period of feeling; a relationship A. the muscle on my cheek quivers so I wrench myself again into a semblance of a smile B. I laugh low into the microphone and, softly, begin to hum as if I were an engine or a witch —  C. I interrupt her. I remember her name, the same name shared by my sister, who, once, when we

Already have an account? Login

Join KR for even more to read.

Register for a free account to read five free pieces a month from our current issue and digital archive.
Register for Free and Read This Piece



Or become a subscriber today and get complete, immediate access to our digital archives at every subscription level.
Carlina Duan is the author of two poetry collections, I Wore My Blackest Hair (Little A, 2017) and Alien Miss (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021). Her poems have been published in POETRY, Poets.org, Poetry Daily, Narrative Magazine, and The Rumpus among other places. She is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Michigan’s Joint Program in English and Education, and serves as the poetry editor of Michigan Quarterly Review.

Read More

Subscribe

Your free registration with Kenyon review incudes access to exclusive content, early access to program registration, and more.

Donate

With your support, we’ll continue 
to cultivate talent and publish extraordinary literature from diverse voices around the world.