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MQR 55:4 | Fall 2016

Our Fall 2016 issue features a special poetry section: Returning to Greece. Presenting work by Lauren K. Alleyne, Christopher Bakken, Natalie Bakopoulos, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, and Allison Wilkins.

Plus: John Haggerty encounters the passion of sheepdogs, David McDannald answers the knock on the door, Natania Rosenfeld remembers the land of Prapruninma, and Ilan Stavans considers dying in Hebrew.

Fiction from Vivienne Chen, John J. Clayton, Steven Gillis, Ofir Oz, Jennie Rathbun, Kayla Whaley, and Bess Winter.

Poetry from Marianne Boruch, Rasaq Malik, Sara McKinnon, Eric Rivera, and Laura Wetherington.

An Interview with Isaac Fitzgerald on “Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos”

“It was about showcasing a range of stories — from heartbreaking to absolutely hilarious. One of my favorite stories in Pen is of the woman who had ‘Pizza Party’ inked on her toes. I was like, ‘Hey, what’s your story?’ and she was like, ‘I just fucking love pizza.’ So, you’re trying to let the hilarity of something like that come through, too. We wanted there to be a bit of a narrative if you read it from front to end, but something you could also just pick up and flip around.”