Issue Five – MQR Mixtape

Issue Five

Editor’s Note

Dear Reader, Just before the 2020 presidential election, I moved back to the small Ohio town in which I grew up to become a delivery driver. Ferrying packages over the streets I’d walked and driven growing up, I saw the same cultural war that embroiled the rest of America gripping the place and people I’d …

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“No Time To Explain” and “Going Through The Motions” by Nance Van Winckel

Nance Van Winckel’s ninth poetry collection, The Many Beds of Martha Washington, appears in August 2021 with the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series/Lynx House Press. She’s also published a book of visual poems with Pleiades Press (1916) and five books of fiction, most recently Ever Yrs, a novel in the form of a scrapbook (Twisted Road Publications, 2014). The …

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“Won’t Somebody Please Think of the North American Tree Octopuses?” by Samuel Rafael Barber

Opinions Won’t Somebody Please Think of the North American Tree Octopuses? By Maureen McCurdle Maureen McCurdle is a lecturer and research fellow at Pepperdine University and the founder of the Political Action Committee Humans for a Safer North American Tree Octopus Future. It would be wrong to ignore the fact that we work in a …

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