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Meet MQR’s New Online Editor

MQR is excited to welcome Gina Balibrera to our team as our online editor.  Gina Balibrera is a graduate of University of Michigan’s Helen Zell MFA program in Prose, and she is Creative Programs Manager at Literati Bookstore. Formerly a Fiction Editor for The Offing,

Complicating the Canon: A Review of “The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Vol. IV”

If Irish poetry could not claim to be fine art before the twentieth century, it is not because there was a lack of Irish poets with talent and voice; rather, it is because the literary world ignored them, or willfully caricaturized them. Though the problem persists, this anthology makes it clear: the work of Irish poets is undeniably diverse, crafted with rigor, and historically urgent.

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