April 30, 2021

On If by Song by Marcia Karp

Whitman, MA: Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021. 132 pages. $18.00. Drawing on influences from Sappho to the Exeter Book, Marcia Karp’s If by Song uses the poem as a vehicle […]

April 19, 2021

April 2021 Micro-Reviews

To celebrate National Poetry Month, here’s another round of microreviews! #KRTranslates —KH Ra’ad Abdulqadir. Except for This Unseen Thread. Trans. Mona Kareem. Ugly Duckling Presse, 2021. 144 pages. $20.00. In […]

April 2, 2021

On Exclusions by Noah Falck

North Adams, MA: Tupelo Press, 2020. 55 pages. $17.95. “I thought that if I could put it all down, that would be one way. And next the thought came to […]

March 22, 2021

March 2021 Micro-Reviews

Interest in translation within the literary community is growing, and as a result, interest in Kenyon Review micro-reviews of poetry in translation is too. In 2021, we’ll be expanding from […]

March 12, 2021

On We Do Not Live in Vain by Selva Casal

Translated by Jeannine Marie Pitas. El Paso, TX: Veliz Books, 2020. 90 pages. $18.00. In her translator’s note, Jeannine Pitas writes of her friendship with Selva Casal, “There is something […]

March 5, 2021

On Asylum by Jill Bialosky

Asylum: A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections. New York, NY: Knopf/Random House, 2020. 144 pages. $27.00. How are we to discuss a thing containing multitudes without reducing […]