Michigan Quarterly Review

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 | 61:4

Announcing the release of MQR 61:4, our Fall 2022 special issue, “Fractured Union: American Democracy on the Brink,” guest edited by Davan Maharaj. The issue features nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art from Suraj Yengde, Sheila S. Coronel, Siamak Vossoughi, María Isabel Álvarez, Jamaal May, Eugene Gloria, Brenda Hillman, Craig McDaniel, and others. It also includes a Special Folio on Langston Hughes, featuring reflections by Terrance Hayes, Henri Cole, V. V. Ganeshananthan, Myronn Hardy, Stephanie Burt, Anna Maria Hong, and more.

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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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