MQR is pleased to announce to the winners of our 2019 Prizes: The Goldstein Poetry Prize: Selected by Linda Gregerson Carolyn Oliver’s “Reading Szymborska Under a Harvest Moon” Among a richly varied group of finalists, “Reading Szymborska under a Harvest Moon” stood out for its
Poems contain information, but they’re not about information. A poem is not about an event; it is an event.
I want to give readers room to be imaginative within the space of my stories. We’re cocreating a story together as writer and reader.
The Memory Police is a work of extraordinary artistic defiance, an exploration, urgent and seething, of the abrasive relationship between the role of dissidence in shaping public consciousness and the modern state’s totalitarian proclivities to create a political order founded on the organizational principle of fear.
I don’t know if I’m writing a love song or a lament