Michigan Quarterly Review

Seeking, cultivating, and amplifying a wide range of artistic expressions that interrogate the world and expand the imagination.

Current Issue | 63.2

Guest edited by Chris Abani, our Spring 2024 special issue, “African Writing: A Partial Cartography of Provocations,” features poetry by Kwame Dawes, Saddiq Dzukogi, Dalia Elhassan, Omotara James, and Matthew Shenoda; nonfiction by Faith Adiele, Chiké Frankie Edozien, and Emelda Nyaradzai Gwitimah; fiction by Heran Abate, Leye Adenle, and Chika Unigwe; newly translated work by Fairuz al-Okley, Nana Asma’u, Patron Henekou, Tom Olali, Amira-Géhanne Khalfallah, Amal Sewtohul; cover art by Victor Ehikhamenor; and much more!

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Spring 2024 | Translator Richard Prins Reads “The People of Gehenna” by Tom Olali MQR Sound

  1. Spring 2024 | Translator Richard Prins Reads “The People of Gehenna” by Tom Olali
  2. Spring 2024 | Dalia Elhassan Reads “homegoing”
  3. Spring 2024 | Emelda Nyaradzai Gwitimah Reads “My Hairdresser is Dead”
  4. Spring 2024 | Elizabeth Mudenyo Reads “mom makes time”

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Michigan Quarterly Review, founded in 1962,  is an interdisciplinary and international literary journal, combining distinctive voices in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as works in translation. The flagship literary journal of the University of Michigan, our magazine embraces creative urgency and cultural relevance, aiming to challenge conventions and address long-overdue conversations. As we continue to promote an expansive and inclusive vision, we seek work from established and emerging writers with diverse aesthetics and experiences.

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