GAMBIER — The Kenyon Review literary magazine won a
$10,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to help produce its six
bimonthly issues in 2016, including a special issue devoted to science
The Kenyon Review, an anchor of the literary
tradition at Kenyon College, reaches more than 200,000
readers through its print and online publications featuring poetry,
essays, fiction, nonfiction and translations.
The NEA award is
an Art Works grant, which the federal agency provides to support
lifelong learning and public engagement in the arts.
In the special issue for September/October 2016, notable authors will highlight the intersection of science and writing. Kenyon Review editors have seen a renaissance of science writing for casual readers.
issue will engage readers interested in nature, scientific discovery,
health, the environment and more seen through the eyes of distinguished
authors, from essayists to poets,” the editors wrote in their grant
The literary magazine, one of the country’s oldest
and most respected, expects to publish work by about 310 writers online
and in print over the coming year, having received more than 9,200
submissions in a recent reading period.
In applying for the
grant, the publication promoted its three-fold mission: celebrating
exceptional writing by new voices and distinguished contemporary
authors, fostering a literary community through various communications
and programs and teaching creative writing to people of all ages.