Having made the shift from publishing quarterly to publishing bimonthly in print, Kenyon Review Editor David H. Lynn writes, “One of the advantages of our new format – fewer pages and more frequent publication – is a greater flexibility and the opportunity to be more adventurous. In this issue of the Kenyon Review we flex those muscles for the first time, offering a special section devoted to poems that share ecological themes and concerns.” Curated and introduced by Poetry Editor David Baker, “Nature’s Nature: A Gathering of Poetry” features works by over 20 poets.
Lynn writes that this feature is not a “one-off,” but will continue. “The Kenyon Review‘s engagement with the ecological world and with science more generally will increase in coming years. Writing about science—by scientists on their own work and by other writers on scientific topics—is a challenging area we intend to explore more fully. Indeed, I’m interested in expanding the categories of literary writing beyond the often constrained arenas of much fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry we see today, to include ecology and science more broadly, as well as travel, history, and so on.”