NEA Boosts Kenyon ReviewGAMBIER, Ohio (November 18, 2011)
The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded The Kenyon Review a $10,000 Art Works grant to support print and online publishing and marketing.
In seeking the grant, The Kenyon Review said it met the NEA's goals of work "that meet the highest standards of excellence and engagement of the public with diverse and excellent art." The grant is one of 863 that include about $22 million in support for the arts. Applications for the grants numbered about 1,700.
David Lynn, editor of the international literary journal and professor of English, said, "We've been fortunate over many years now to have regular support from the NEA -- a vote of confidence that means a lot to us. Among other things, we use these funds to expand our literary offerings, such as with timely author interviews, both in print and audio formats."
The grant will support the publication of four editions of The Kenyon Review in 2011-12, featuring about 130 writers of fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and translations. The journal also noted recent increases in traffic at www.kenyonreview.org and in ebook sales.
Discussing the Art Works grants, NEA chairman Rocco Landesman said, "These projects demonstrate the imaginative and innovative capacities of artists and arts organizations to enhance the quality of life in their communities."