Explore techniques for crafting an unreliable narrator using Glenda Conway’s story “The Statesman” from the Summer 2020 Issue of MQR.
Discover different ways to approach the self portrait and the history of the “Golden Shovel” through this lesson plan based on poems from Yusef Komunyakaa and Lesley Wheeler from the Summer 2020 Issue of MQR.
Why I Chose It: Michigan Quarterly Review Reader Bryan Byrdlong introduces Alana Folsom’s “Winged Victory of Samothrace” from our Summer 2020 issue. From the beginning of Alana Folsom’s, “Winged Victory of Samothrace” we might think that we are embarking on an exclusively ekphrastic journey. The title is
I needed an aperture to smoke out from the stressful life I have as a critical care physician. I needed an escape. There are places on earth that you are certainly called upon, and you can only visit by invitation. Konya is one of them.
Raven Leilani’s debut Luster is a novel about seeing. Edie, the 23-year-old protagonist, is a keen observer, armed with wit and a sharp, discerning gaze. Hers is an eye that cuts through exploitive structures because hers is a world that requires constant vigilance. As Edie