Like the poem’s subject, “Currency” lulls the reader into a false sense of comfort.
At times, Nguyen allows us to see beyond the brother into the world of ghosts conceived by exile—just as ghosts exist between the world of the living and the dead, the placeless exist between spaces of belonging and may require the same effort of remembering.
I wanted some people that I didn’t personally know either and just thought, well, each one of these people has a mother who may or may not still be with us, who may be forced to still live in the area where they lost their child, someplace that they walk past every day. And they’re out of our hands.
Announcing the release of MQR 60:1, Our 60th Anniversary Issue Cover art by Eduardo Paolozzi, courtesy of UMMA and Diane Kirkpatrick Table of Contents Foreword Khaled Mattawa: Celebrating 60 Years of MQR Fiction Alice Adams: Complicities Kalisha Buckhanon: Card Parties Marilyn Chin: Round-Eyes L.C. Fiore:
AI (1947–2010) was an American poet. She published eight collections of poetry, including Killing Floor (1979), winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Sin (1986), winner of an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; and Vice: New and