Journal Review: Kenyon Review, January/February 2015, Volume 37, Number 1

I fear this review is all style no substance since the most obvious thing to comment about this issue of the journal is its fresh new design. Along with increasing frequency to publishing six times a year instead of four comes a slimmer, easier to carry with you look that seems more steamlined. Excellent content, as always. Michaela Jenkins very well-deservedly won the 2014 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers for her fantastic poem “indigo sister”. Amy Beeder’s poem “Letter from Inmate 0709-609” was fabulously creepy. Lee Upton’s non-fiction piece “A Reverse Alphabet for Finishing” I very much appreciated, especially this: “And at some point revision should be stopped. The older writer rewriting his or her younger self can consume his own, like Saturn devouring his children.” Indeed.


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