Winter 2014 • Vol. XXXVI No. 1 The Kenyon Review Credos |

Introduction: The Kenyon Review Credos

In the early 1950s John Crowe Ransom, founding editor of this magazine, invited some of the most celebrated public intellectuals of the day, among them Northrop Frye, William Empson, and Leslie Fiedler, to offer their personal credos on their professional philosophies and aspirations. (These essays, still fascinating, will be reprised in KROnline in coming months.) In marking The Kenyon Review's 75th anniversary, sixteen poets, essayists, and fiction writers, authors who have published in our pages from early in their careers, will present their own contemporary credos. Four will appear in this print journal and twelve in KROnline. D. H. L.

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