February 27, 2018

Gentrified Hegemony

By Shauna Osborn

We rarely talk about how cultural hegemony works within the process of gentrification, although the process itself is inherently one of cultural and social environment change. We talk about the […]

February 21, 2018

Commodities, Bodies, and Budgets

By Shauna Osborn

The Trump administration budget request for fiscal year 2019 made the news this week due to many of the changes proposed. There are now tons of articles discussing the drastically […]

January 20, 2018

Interview with Andrew Seguin

By Jeff Alessandrelli

Combining the poetic, photographic and historic, Andrew Seguin’s collection The Room In Which I Work (winner of the 2015 Omnidawn Open Book Contest) is immersive on a variety of different […]

August 9, 2017

The Politics of Renewing the Tongue

By Jerry Harp

It hardly needs to be said that there’s plenty of crazed language in our public discourse. Surely this has always been the case, but just now the crazy is more […]

April 24, 2017

Positive Negation: Saying No in Poetry

By Dora Malech

The old creative writing class imperative to “write what you know” may have its place, but lately I’ve been thinking of the power of poetry not to “know,” but to […]

March 8, 2017

Quo Vadis, White Guy?

By Jerry Harp

It’s a question that keeps coming back to me: Why are white guys so angry? Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against white guys, being one myself. It’s just […]

February 7, 2017

On Poetry and Politics

By Jerry Harp

Despite American poetry’s grand political past, such as Whitman’s hymns to democracy and human variety, and its ongoing achievements, some strains of American critical thought suffer from isolationism, at least […]

December 9, 2016

A Fable

By Karen Malpede

It is the last day of life on earth, but the United States populace is forbidden to acknowledge the fact. Anyone caught without a smile on their face is subject […]

November 23, 2016

The (un)rest is history

By Dora Malech

In the weeks leading up to the election and following the election, I fell silent here on The Kenyon Review blog, and in my life as well, to some extent. In the […]

November 1, 2016

Utopia 500 Years Later

By Jerry Harp

Now that 500 years have passed since the first publication of Thomas More’s Utopia, and we find ourselves in a season of promises to remake our world again, what might […]