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Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art Impact

Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art


Kestrel’s Mission is to explore the human condition and to share a vision of the human experience with readers in West Virginia, Appalachia, the United States, and abroad, and to bring together contributors and audiences for Kestrel Celebrations that foster appreciation for and inquiry into the humanities.


Current Issue

A black and white photo of a lady in black sitting in the woods, surrounded by fallen leaves

Cover Art:
In the Garden of Grace and Chaos by Jj D’Onofrio Photography

Alan S. Ambrisco 
Pam Baggett
Rick Campbell
Sarah Carey
Laura Cesarco Eglin 
Michael Chang
Cho Ji Hoon 
Robert Cording
Brittney Corrigan
Carly Marie DeMento
Jj D’Onofrio
Monic Ductan 
Denise Duhamel
Sarah Elkins
Sandra Fees
Sekyo Nam Haines
Pete Higinbotham
J Z Houlihan 
Wren Jones
Becky Kennedy
Craig Kurtz
Michael Lauchlan

Michael Mark
Laura Leigh Morris
John Pietaro
Erwin Ponce
Ivanka Radmanovic
Alexandra Romero
Lisa Lanser Rose
Mary Salisbury
Martha Silano
Michael Simms
Catherine Eaton Skinner
Amanda Smeltz
Herie Sun
James Sutherland-Smith
Jim Tilley
Eamonn Wall
Michael Washburn
Justin Wymer
Mia Yeager
Evelyn Zelmer
Lisa Zimmerman

New Publications From Kestrel Contributors!

Shout out to Cameron Barnett for his new book of poetry, MURMUR, hot off the press from Autumn House Press on February 27!

Shout out to Barbara Crooker for her new book, Slow Wreckage, hot off the press from Grayson Books on January 30!


Save the Date!

Kestrel 50 Celebration March 22-23, 2024 

Featuring Rick Campbell, Sarah Carey, Sarah Elkins, Lisa Lanser Rose,  Michael Simms, Justin Wymer.