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New KR Website

The Kenyon Review has a new website! On the site, you’ll find that our full print archive, dating back to the first issue in 1939, has been digitized for your reading pleasure. All current subscribers to The Kenyon Review can log in now and receive full access to the archive, which includes work by Samuel Beckett, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, Flannery O’Connor, Sylvia Plath, George Saunders, Jean Stafford, Peter Taylor, Derek Walcott, and many more writers. Not yet a subscriber? Click below!

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Summer Online Workshops for Adults: Applications Open March 15

This summer, we’ll be hosting online writing workshops in addition to our residential workshops, June 18–24.

Genre-Specific Summer Online Adult Workshops give writers a chance to work with three instructors in one genre: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or translation. On our faculty: poets Tina Cane, Anthony Cody, and Shira Erlichman; fiction writers Marie-Helene Bertino and Helen Phillips; nonfiction writers Paul Lisicky and Dinty W. Moore; and translators Kaiama L. Glover, Daniel Saldaña París, and Kelsi Vanada. More fiction and creative nonfiction faculty to be announced!

Summer Online Writers Workshops for Teachers bring together middle and high school teachers for a week of developing their own writing as well as collecting best practices for the classroom. This year's faculty are Tia Clark, Anya Groner, and Brad Richard.

Applications for both programs open March 15 and are due April 16.

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KR Associates Program

The Kenyon Review Associates are Kenyon College undergraduates who work as volunteer readers for the magazine. These fifty-seven students read unsolicited manuscripts, write short reader’s reports, and learn about literary publishing from editors and staff. Some of them also work as paid interns, helping the KR staff with operations, social media, archive digitization, summer workshops, and more. The Kenyon Review Associates are crucial to the success of KR, and we’re grateful for their enthusiasm and hard work.

In the last week of February, the KR Associates, led by outreach intern

Emma Johnson with help from other students including Flannery Strain (who designed the festival poster) organized a poetry festival on campus, featuring readings by faculty, students, and visiting writers, as well as literary trivia, an open mic, a food truck, and more. Here are some photos of the reading these students hosted at Kenyon’s Horn Gallery on Thursday, February 23. 

All photos are by Brittany Lin, Kenyon class of 2026.

Ira Sukrungruang,

Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon,

reads his poetry.

Madeline Vonk, a Kenyon senior

and KR intern, reads her poetry.

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KR at AWP 2023 in Seattle

The annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs is happening this week in Seattle.

Visit us at booth #1505, where we'll be offering subscription deals, back issues, writing prompts, and more! 

On Thursday, March 9, at 8:15 pm PT, join us for a reading at Elliott Bay Book Company with The Adroit Journal, The American Poetry Review, and Pleiades. The first one hundred arrivals at the reading will receive a drink ticket for a 9:30 pm afterparty next door at Oddfellows!

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The Kenyon Review is supported in part by generous grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Smart Family Foundation.