Jan/Feb 2015 • Vol. XXXVII No. 1 Editor's NotesJanuary 1, 2015 |

Editor’s Notes

I am delighted to present this first issue of a new volume year and with it the boldest revisions of design and frequency in the seventy-five-year trajectory of the Kenyon Review. Even that last "the" has been challenged. More on that later. But note, please, that not only the look and feel of our magazine are dramatically new. It will now appear every two months, six times a year, rather than the quarterly iterations of many decades. All of this comes after two years of questions and debate and planning. For a sense of historical context, turn to the inside front cover and you'll discover examples of KR's design evolving from its first issue in 1939—with a stained-glass detail of Bishop Philander Chase astride his horse — and across three decades. The conceptual varieties are striking—even startling. Some were famous and influential in their time. Some less so. After our transoms were shuttered for financial reasons in 1969, the Review's "New Series" was launched to a

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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

I am delighted to present this first issue of a new volume year and with it the boldest revisions of design and frequency in the seventy-five-year trajectory of the Kenyon […]

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

I am delighted to present this first issue of a new volume year and with it the boldest revisions of design and frequency in the seventy-five-year trajectory of the Kenyon […]

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