"So...who are you?"
Great question.

Persimmons is an annual literary magazine and weekly blog that publishes and amplifies experimental student-created literature, art, criticism, and theory. Magazines are available at the end of each semester, while submissions (for the blog and magazine) are evaluated throughout the semester in weekly staff meetings. Magazine and website articles are free for anyone on campus, and meetings are free to attend by anyone and everyone.

“Phooey, I say, on all white-shoe college boys who edit their campus literary magazines. Give me an honest con man any day.”
--- J.D. Salinger

Grant Holt

{Editor}

(he/him)

I’ve been with Persimmons since the beginning. As a junior, I’m a history major and studio art minor, with a focus on American history and conceptual art. My college radio show “A Jolt of Holt” is a locally-recognized program broadcasted weekly. I’m often told I have a face for radio. In my spare time, I run cross-country and read biographies.

Cassie Coale

{Editor}

(she/her)

Passionate about most things, I aim to publish the work of those interested in what goes on unnoticed or unaddressed in the social world – at Kenyon and outside of Kenyon. Otherwise, I'm a Junior English major – for the meantime stationed in Philadelphia, PA., where I write poetry and essays, embroider, and do astrology. 

Sam Hafetz

{Editor}

(he/him)

I enjoy doing nothing and then usually my ventures into nothingness turn into some sort of profound meditation by me. Never listen to my profound meditations; they are merely excuses for me to sound smart about topics as random and meaningless as “doing nothing.” Anyway I’m a rising Sophomore from Brooklyn, NY, who plans on double majoring in English and Drama. Nevertheless, don’t listen to me, all I talk about is nothingness.

Molly Fording

{Editor}

(she/her)

Bio coming soon!