Seeking, cultivating, and amplifying a wide range of artistic expressions that interrogate the world and expand the imagination.
Founded in 1962, MQR has been publishing urgent and powerful literary voices for over sixty years as the flagship journal of the University of Michigan. Today, our commitment to literary excellence spans multiple print and online venues. In addition to our quarterly print journal, MQR Online features exclusive essays, interviews, and book reviews, while MQR Mixtape combines innovative literary and visual arts curated by MQR’s assistant editors.
Current Issue | 62.2
Announcing the release of MQR 62.2: “SomaFlights,” a special issue guest edited by Vidhu Aggarwal and Petra Kuppers. Featuring fiction by Dominica Phetteplace and Tim Jones-Yelvington; nonfiction by Teresa Carmody and Megan Milks; poetry by Alexis Pauline Gumbs and CAConrad; visual art by Bishakh Som and Yvonne Meier—plus much more!
SomaFlights Online Folio
Accompanying the Spring 2023 special issue is an online-exclusive special folio featuring work by Will Alexander, Ashwini Bhasi, Charli Brissey, Gabrielle Civil, Ava Hofmann, Dona Mayoora, Kym McDaniel, Derek McPhatter, Raisa Tolchinsky, Ronaldo V. Wilson, and Terry Witek—explore below!
New at MQR Online
Recent web exclusives from the Michigan Quarterly Review
Joyce Carol Oates Looks Back on Her Wide-Ranging Work Through the Years
a story that doesn’t have to do with me
“All night I traveled,” “What did I do today”
Six Drawings for D.L.W.
grid lick 3-4
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.