Derek occasionally writes short essays and book reviews for the Kenyon Review Online. You can find that work below.

“The Prairie-Grass Dividing,” the Beer

“Song of Myself,” the Beer

Why American Poets Ought to Translate More Poems

I Search Myself and Sing Myself:
On T.R. Hummer’s After the Afterlife

Luck, Lit, & Gutter Spouts

On Beatrice Hastings:
On the Life and Work of a Lost Modern Master

NSFW: On Hysterical Literature, Leaves of Grass, and the Sexy Reading Movement

An Open Letter from a Poet on the Professor's Watch List 

Why I’m Still Not Convinced that Meter
is Physiological

Iambic Pentameter Has Nothing to Do with Your Heart

Children’s Poetry: Four Short Takes

A Last Minute Shopper’s Guide to Children’s Poetry

The Daniel Swiftboating of Helen Vendler

A Micro-Interview with Derek Mong

The Poet’s Salter: An Appreciation of James Salter