MQR 57:1 | Winter 2018 | Poetry at Michigan – Michigan Quarterly Review

MQR 57:1 | Winter 2018 | Poetry at Michigan

Cover art: Robert Frost & Donald Hall at Press Conference on Campus, March 1962. University of Michigan News & Information Services Photographs, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Table of Contents


Keith Taylor: What is Found There: Poetry at Michigan


  • Paul R. Dimond: Frost and Burton at Michigan, 1921-26, Then and Now
  • Laurence Goldstein: Poets at the University of Michigan, 1925 to 1980
  • Bob Hicok: The Promise of American Poetry
  • Ken Lauter: My Debt to Donald Hall and the Gaiety of Without
  • Richard Tillinghast: Poetry in Ann Arbor: The Early Days of the M.F.A.
  • H.R. Webster: Birds are Just Birds: The Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing Celebrates Ten Years


  • Scott Beal: Zoe to Alex; Ann Arbor Restaurant Says Ice Agents Ate Breakfast, Then Detained 3 Workers
  • Demetrius Buckley: Letters from Daddy
  • Lorna Goodison: Constant Spring
  • Rae Gouirand: Long Exposure; Solution
  • Donald Hall (with an accompanying photo essay by Sarah Innes): Eating the Pig
  • Thomas Robert Higginson & Thylias Moss: The Moseying Out Bible
  • Zilka Joseph: For the Birds
  • Laura Kasischke: His Secret; The Nose; Beautiful Classmate from the Past; True Crime
  • Dell Konieczko: As a Captive She Swims Uncorrupted, but Alone
  • Dave Lucas: Evening in Nod; El Dorado; The Ship of Theseus; The Musicians of Bremen
  • Thylias Moss: Pond, The Morning After Storm
  • Paisley Rekdal: Gokstadt/Ganymede
  • Diane Raptosh: A Selection of Poems from “Dear Z: The Zygote Epistyles”
  • Elizabeth Schmuhl: #90 (from Premonitions); #103 (from Premonitions)
  • Benjamin Paloff: The Three Christs of Ypsilanti; Metadata
  • Cody Walker: The Emperor of Lying; Why?; A Mad Gardener’s Bouquet; Lullaby
  • Cozine A. Welch Jr.: Bird Shit

Interviews & Reviews

  • Francey Oscherwitz: Politics and Poetry: My Hour with Seamus Heaney
  • Philip Metres: “The Way I Feel the World: An Interview with Lawrence Joseph
  • Vassilis Lambropoulos: Neoliberal Austerity and Left Melancholy (review of Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry (NYRB Poets, 2017), edited by Karen Van Dyck: Neoliberal Austerity and Left Melancholy)

You can purchase the Winter 2018 issue here.

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