Winter 2014 • Vol. XXXVI No. 1 Editor's NotesJanuary 1, 2014 |

Editor’s Notes

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, old friends and new, this issue quickly announces itself as special. Well, what better way to launch celebrations of The Kenyon Review's 75th anniversary (and my own twenty years reins in hand)? There is much to celebrate beyond mere longevity. Those 75 years have seen many ups and downs for this journal, most of the downs involving finances, including a decade-long hiatus from publishing in the 1970s and, in 1994, a near-brush with silence once more. Thanks to some creative leadership by trustees of Kenyon College and later by the newly formed trustees of The Kenyon Review, our finances today are more stable—are truly secure—in a way that John Crowe Ransom might only have dreamed. As tribute to Mr. Ransom, as well as a testament to how the literary world has evolved across the decad

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David H. Lynn is the editor emeritus of The Kenyon Review, a professor of English, and special assistant to the president of the college. He was the editor of the Review from 1994 to 2020. As an author, he received a 2016 O. Henry Award for "Divergence." His latest collection, Children of God: New & Selected Stories, was published in 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books.

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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, […]

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, […]

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