MQR Issue 59:2, Spring 2020

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Announcing the release of MQR 59:2

Featuring Essays by Marianne Jay Erhardt, Sharif Elmusa, Donovan Hohn, and Henry Pollack. Fiction by Spencer Wolff and Masha Shukovich. Poetry by Jen Karetnick, Richard Robbins, Fady Joudah, David Baker, Brooks Haxton, Laura Romeyn, and Ayokunle Falomo.

Cover Art courtesy of USGS.

Table of Contents

  • Jen Karetnick: I COMMISERATE WITH THE PYGMY OCTOPUS FOUND IN THE MIAMI BEACH PARKING GARAGE  | poetry
  • Richard Robbins: 2551 | poetry
  • Henry Pollack: ICE, WATER, AND CLIMATE  | nonfiction
  • Jon Swan: THE GLACIER; BRITTENBURG: A SEA-LEVEL TALE | poetry
  • Zoe Dutka: VARGAS, 1999 | fiction
  • Fady Joudah: EQUINOX | poetry
  • Aimee Noel: HIERARCHY OF FISH | poetry
  • Farah Marklevits: HOW DEEP | poetry
  • Richard Stimac: CALUMENT SPRINGS, ILLINOIS | poetry
  • Marianne Jay Erhardt: BIG TIME | nonfiction
  • Brooks Haxton: TO THE WATER BEAR; OCEANIC | poetry
  • Elisée Reclus, translated by Richard Watts: THE STORY OF A STREAM: WATER IN A CITY | nonfiction
  • Sarah Carson: 90 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FLINT, MICHIGAN, ELIZABETH WARREN ASKS WHAT GOOD IT IS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT JUST TO TALK ABOUT THE THINGS YOU CAN’T DO | poetry
  • Laura Romeyn: MARKING THE LOCATION OF THE WATER LINE | poetry
  • Anna Belén López, translated by Eugenio Polisky and Zack Rogow: “SWIMMING IN THE MIDST OF ASPHALT…” | poetry
  • Sayd Randle: ORDINARY DISASTERS: ON UNEXCEPTIONAL FLOODING IN LA’S SAN FERNANDO VALLEY | nonfiction
  • Cindy Juyoung Ok: COMPOSITION OF A RAFT | poetry
  • Aaron Brown: BEQAA VALLEY, LEBANON | poetry
  • Sharif S. Elmusa: THE OCCUPATION OF WATER | nonfiction
  • Maw Shein Win: WATER SPACE | poetry
  • Romeo Oriogun: NADOBA; A RIVER POEM | poetry
  • Ayokunle Falomo: MIDDLE OF THE EARTH | poetry
  • Spencer Wolff: THE FIRE IN HIS WAKE | fiction
  • Gaby Garcia: ABUELA TAKES A BATH POST-COUP | poetry
  • Sean J. White: INSURANCE; THE MILLPOND | poetry
  • Antonia Pozzi, translated by Amy Newman: ALPINE WATER | poetry
  • Reginald Gibbons: CARLA, 1961 | poetry
  • Donovan Hohn: DEEP SEA FISHING | nonfiction
  • Margaret Ray: GETTING YOUR PERIOD AT THE WATER PARK | poetry
  • Yu Xiang, translated by Fiona Sze-Lorrain: HORIZON, 2011 | poetry
  • Masha Shukovich: WHAT WATER REMEMBERS | fiction
  • Yasser Khanjer, translated by Marilyn Hacker: THIRST; ANKLETS; A CLOUD IN SUMMER | poetry
  • Sara Elkamel: MYTHICAL FLOOD | poetry
  • Aya Osuga A.: KAPPA | fiction
  • John-Michael Bloomquist: THE MARRIAGE OF THE SEA CEREMONY; SETI | poetry
  • William Fargason: ARK | poetry
  • Brett Busang: ARTISTS ON THE RIVER | nonfiction
  • Emilie Menzel: I SPOKE OF A HOME | poetry
  • Sergio Mansilla Torres, translated by Cynthia Steele: GOING FROM ONE ISLAND TO ANOTHER, SUDDENLY; WE WERE SAILING OVER A BLACK SEA OF RUINS | poetry
  • Carson Ash Beker: PLAYLIST FOR MERX LOVE IN TIMES OF SEA LEVELS RISING | fiction
  • Jaime Luis Huenún, translated by Cynthia Steele: ALL THE LIGHT UNDERWATER | poetry