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Introduction In recent literary scholarship, one sees a renewed interest in H.D.’s Helen in Egypt, particularly its daring feminist reading of history. This book-length poem is undoubtedly revolutionary in its…

The post “BEFORE THE THOUGHT HAS TIME TO CRYSTALLIZE”: HISTORY, TRANSLATION, AND CONSCIOUSNESS IN H.D.’S HELEN IN EGYPT appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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In April, I traveled to Amsterdam for a week (I know, my life is so hard), where I spent an afternoon in the Van Gogh Museum. The collection inspired me…

The post The Van Gogh Museum’s 10 Lessons for Writers appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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Introduction For the past few decades, readers have witnessed a proliferation of small feminist presses run by women. These publishing projects, which include Leslie Scalapino’s O Books, Lyn Hejinian’s Tuumba…

The post “Some Assembly Required”: Les Figues Press, Artistic Community, and the Printed Book as an Occasion for Dialogue appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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1) Actually major in texting under the table. 2) Send rude emails about your grades. Bonus points for bringing your parents into it. 3) Send emails that begin with “yo,”…

The post How To Piss Off Your Teacher appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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I recently had the pleasure of seeing Lynda Barry and Matt Groening in conversation at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series. Among other things, Barry…

The post Lynda Barry & Matt Groening on the Power of Creativity appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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It’s an almost universally accepted notion now that good literature comes down to character. Scholars have long argued that the rise of the novel in Europe coincides with the rise…

The post On Richard Powers’s The Overstory appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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CMarie Fuhrman is the co-editor of Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations (Tupelo 2019) and author of poetry and nonfiction that has appeared in multiple journals including Cutthroat…

The post “Generations of poetry bound together”: A Conversation with Native Voices Co-Editors CMarie Fuhrman & Dean Rader appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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In my second year of graduate school, I attended a reading by Charles Baxter, who was at that time a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. This was in…

The post “What Are You Doing?” and Other Questions to Ask Your Characters appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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1901 illustration to the poem by W. E. F. Britten Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Lotos-Eaters” responds to the following section from Homer’s The Odyssey: “I was driven from there by…

The post The Music of Echo in Tennyson’s “The Lotos-Eaters” appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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The most important hip-hop “crossover” event of my youth was not Aerosmith and Run-DMC or Anthrax and Public Enemy or even the Rage Against the Machine and Wu-Tang Clan tour.…

The post Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – May appeared first on The Kenyon Review.

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