Michigan Quarterly Review

Bringing Michigan voices to the world and global voices to Michigan.

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 | 60:4

Announcing the release of MQR 60:4, dedicated to the question of “Why We Write.” Guest Edited by Mark Nowak and inspired by the seventy-fifth anniversary of George Orwell’s self-reflective essay on his writing practice, “Why I Write,” and looking to augment its arguments for our current times.

Cover art by Krista Franklin, courtesy of the artist.

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About MQR

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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