Fall 2014 • Vol. XXXVI No. 4 Editor's NotesOctober 1, 2014 |

Editor’s Notes

This is the last new quarterly issue of The Kenyon Review you'll hold in your hands. Don't worry—the news is all good. Beginning in January 2015 we will introduce a bold new design and format. Appearing bimonthly for the first time in seventy-five years, each issue will be about 120 pages, slimmed down from 200 pages or more in recent years. Six issues instead of four, and roughly the same total amount of superb literature. This may seem odd, even abrupt, given the enthusiastic responses we've received to this anniversary year's beautiful covers from the work of artist Ellen Priest. They are lovely. And I've never been prouder of the stories, poems, and essays we offer in these pages. Yet I also sense that after many years the format of the Review has come to feel rather unwieldy, even intimidating. It's a lot of heft arriving every three months. I suspect there are—and I've heard from—faithful subscribers who receive the journal, hoist it once or twice, an

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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

This is the last new quarterly issue of The Kenyon Review you'll hold in your hands. Don't worry—the news is all good. Beginning in January 2015 we will introduce a […]

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

This is the last new quarterly issue of The Kenyon Review you'll hold in your hands. Don't worry—the news is all good. Beginning in January 2015 we will introduce a […]

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