Michigan Quarterly Review editor Khaled Mattawa, guest editor Benjamin Paloff and contributor Jeremiah Chamberlin talk about the Fall 2019 issue of Michigan Quarterly Review: What Does Europe Want Now? We talk about MQR’s mission, its history since 1962, and its future. We also talk about the issue’s central question, and the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, interviews and translations within MQR 58:4.
Khaled Mattawa reads poems from Mare Nostrum (Sarabande Books/Quarternote Chapbook Series #16). We talk about emotion of displacement, forms and songs, narrative and character, and lyric as witness and as call to action.
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Ocean Vuong author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press 2019) about poetry, memory, masculinity, language, newcomers to America, and finding a sense of home and belonging.
Here’s a special Fundraiser 2019 edition of LivingWriters with wonderful guests George Cooper, Brent Bryan of Big Love Recording Collective, Angie Berkley + Gina Brandolino of the podcast Behind the Scaffolding, and Scott Beal from Skazat!
Bob Hicok reads from Hold (Copper Canyon Press 2018). We talk about the making of a poem and removing stops between things, like our minds do. We also talk about violence and stories and feeling invincible while writing.