22. Carl Phillips, A Conversation
A conversation with poet, Kenyon Review contributor, and Writers Workshop instructor Carl Phillips.
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63. Adam Cayton-Holland
Adam Cayton-Holland talks with KR's own Katharine Weber about his new memoir Tragedy + Time, his career as a comedian, his sister's suicide, and the many influences from comic books to television that have shaped his sensibility along the path to his success.
8 Oct 2018
12. Ann Patchett, A Conversation Plus Readings from the Fall 2014 Issue
A conversation with acclaimed author Ann Patchett plus readings from José González Prada, Jeffrey Harrison, Campbell McGrath, and Sherod Santos.
4 Nov 2014
76. Kimiko Hahn
Poet Kimiko Hahn talks about the significance of translation and conceiving words as portals and playgrounds with her Peter Taylor Fellow Sylvia Beato-Davis.
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74. Rodger Kamenetz
Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Jew in the Lotus and The History of Last Night’s Dream, speaks with his KR Writers Workshop Fellow Jessica Kinnison about the primary imagination, the American worship of honing one’s craft, and writing from soul vs. writing from persona.
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43. Solmaz Sharif
Andrew Grace discusses poetry's responsilibity to be politically engaged with Solmaz Sharif, who insists, in response to the argument that "Art will improve under Trump," that freedom is the only force that will make art better, and explains how form can be used as a means of opposing American imperialism.
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11. Maureen McLane, A Conversation Plus Readings from the Fall 2014 Issue
A conversation with poet Maureen McLane plus readings from Scott Brownlee, Harold Schweizer, and Kimberly Gray.
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29. Danielle Evans, A Conversation
Danielle Evans discusses road trip stories, the importance of plot, reading poetry as a daily exercise, and why poetry shouldn't be used as pick-up lines.
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77. Proof Casts A Shadow: A Conversation
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54. Colm Tóibín
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60. Lewis Hyde
KR Editor David H. Lynn speaks with Lewis Hyde about his best-selling book The Gift, personal and cultural forgetfulness, and Hyde’s twenty-nine-year career at Kenyon. In addition to The Gift, Hyde is the author of Common as Air, Trickster Makes This World, and many other books.
5 Jul 2018
56. Nate Marshall
In this episode, Andrew Grace talks to poet and editor Nate Marshall about Seamus Heaney's sense of place, poetry as a team sport, writing rap lyrics vs. lyric poems, and, of course, Chicago
13 Mar 2018
58. Javier Zamora
Javier Zamora, author of the poetry collection Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press) and currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, talks with Andrew Grace of the Kenyon English faculty about immigration, advocating for undocumented poets, and what Salvadoran poets Americans should be reading.
30 Apr 2018
53. Saskia Hamilton
Kenyon professor of religious studies, Royal Rhodes, speaks to poet, editor and Kenyon alumna, Saskia Hamilton, about Robert Lowell, the importance of silence, and Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.
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33. Stanley Plumly Talks to Maggie Smith
Each summer, Kenyon College plays host to hundreds of writers, young and old, who come to our bucolic hill in rural Ohio for the annual Kenyon Review Writers Workshops.This year, we asked some of the instructors of the adult writers workshops and their Peter Taylor fellows to have free-ranging conversations about life and craft in our recording studio. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing those conversations with you.For our first installment, our friend Maggie Smith talks to Ohio native, poet, biographer, and writer of nonfiction, Stanley Plumly.We hope you enjoy!
22 Jul 2016