April 8, 2019

Why We Chose It

By Katherine M. Hedeen

“Four Poems from Frayer,” by Marie-Andrée Gill and translated from French by Kristen Renee Miller, appears in the Mar/Apr 2019 issue of the Kenyon Review. Why did we choose it? […]

March 4, 2019

Why We Chose It

By Misha Rai

“Snow Line,” by Elizabeth Brinsfield, appears in the Mar/Apr 2019 issue of the Kenyon Review. Elizabeth Brinsfield’s “Snow Line” is a quiet storm of a story. Exquisitely written, it opens […]

February 4, 2019

Why We Chose It

By Katharine Weber

“You Are Here,” by Lia Greenwell, appears in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of KROnline. “Once, I didn’t know what it was like to feel safe. That is, I had generally […]

January 7, 2019

Why We Chose It

By Geeta Kothari

“Governing Bodies,” by Sangamithra Iyer, appears in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of the Kenyon Review. The stories of the formerly colonized are the stories of lives disrupted and fragmented, invisible […]

April 2, 2018

Why We Chose It

By Kirsten Reach

“Chickens, 2019,” by Claire Boyles, appears in the Mar/Apr 2018 issue of the Kenyon Review. What will survive the human race? Do you believe there’s one creature, or one species […]

March 5, 2018

Why We Chose It

By Margaree Little

“Icarus Does the Dishes,” by Tommye Blount, appears in the Mar/Apr issue of the Kenyon Review It is strange to write from an editorial perspective, which presupposes power, about a […]

February 5, 2018

Why We Chose It

By Natalie Shapero

“Nocturne,” by Oliverio Girondo, translated from Spanish by Rachel Galvin and Harris Feinsod, appears in the Jan/Feb 2018 KROnline. I’ve been entirely transfixed this month while reading and rereading the […]

January 8, 2018

Why We Chose It: Book Reviews

By Admin

Three Views from KR’s Book Review Editors I love the gathering of voices in the KR Reviews section. Recently, I’ve been especially excited to feature reviews that highlight, on the […]

May 8, 2017

Why We Chose It

By Natalie Shapero

“A Philosophy of Stones” by Gretchen E. Henderson appears in the May/June 2017 issue of the Kenyon Review A good game for the bookish is to think of a single […]

May 4, 2015

Why I Chose It: Nature’s Nature

By David Baker

On the May/June 2015 Special Poetry Feature: Nature’s Nature I’m writing here not about my editorial choice of a single poem but rather a gathering of poems, in fact in […]

February 3, 2015

Why We Chose It

By Caitlin Horrocks

“Dead Dresses” by Rachel Cantor Rachel Cantor’s story “Dead Dresses,” which appears in the Jan/Feb 2015 print issue, begins like this: “It being an odd day, they meet on Emmilloni’s […]

October 6, 2014

Why We Chose It

By G.C. Waldrep

Two poems by besmilr brigham I’ve written for KRO before on the subject of neglectorinos and outsiders (see my 2013 review of Marosa di Giorgio, Alfred Starr Hamilton, and Joseph […]