"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

Molly Fording

{Editor-in-Chief}

(she/her)

I'm a senior English major and Classics minor from Westport, Connecticut, and I've been involved with Persimmons for all of my glorious time at Kenyon. In my spare time I enjoy arguing, libraries, and knitting increasingly complicated sweaters. Other miscellaneous interests: dinosaurs, bog bodies, Irish literary history!

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 Senior from Brooklyn, NY, who plans on double majoring in English and Drama. Nevertheless, don’t listen to me, all I talk about is nothingness.

Clay Garfield

{Editor}

(he/him)

Senior physics and philosophy double major. Born and raised in NYC, then got called out to the rolling hills. I have been a member from my freshman year onward. Persimmons has continually remained one of my absolute favorite parts of the Kenyon Experience. I enjoy overanalyzing very minor things in life, which makes me very fun to be around. I enjoy media and art of all sorts, special shoutout to the moving pictures though.

Emmaline Rogers

{Editor}

(she/her)

in progress

Lucas Dunst

{Editor}

(he/him)

I’m a Junior Philosophy and English Double major from a suburb of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (the home state of the Arthur I know), and I’ve been enthusiastically involved with Persimmons for my entire stay at Kenyon. I love all things throbbing, oozing, gaping, and membranous, especially when rendered in claymation. Major fan of maximalism. Really enjoy the early 2000s internet aesthetic. Oh and I really like ants.

Katie Turk

{Editor}

(she/her)

in progress

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Cassie Coale

{Editor Emerita}

(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. 

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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.