In Rilke’s great poem, “Statue of an Archaic Apollo,” the poet articulates the moral statement which the wonderfully wrought torso proclaims: “You must change your life.” Is this the message of the modern Apollo? And if so, how is it we must change?
The Michigan Quarterly Review is pleased to announce that you can now submit directly to the Goldstein Poetry Prize. The 2019 prize will be judged by Linda Gregerson. The winner will be announced in Spring 2020. Guidelines can be found below. You can submit via
Featuring Essays by Jenny Erpenbeck, Elaine van der Geld, Jamal Mahjoub, and Eleni Theodoropoulos. Fiction by Mauro Covacich, Anzhelina Polonskaya, Dario Voltolini, and Mohit Manohar. Poetry by Jerzy Ficowski, Ken Babstock, H.L. Hix, GK Tewari, and Marianne Chan. And Translations by Mira Rosenthal, Ottilie Mulzet, Andrew Wachtel, and Marino D’Orazio
For those not familiar, the Theorizing Zombiism Conference invites scholars from all over the world to present academic research related to the subject of the zombie. I was attending to engage in research for a creative thesis of poems that utilized the currently popular Hollywood monster with a long complex Black history.
Our readers are ready: Submissions open today, August 1st, and extend through December. Send us your work. We will be reading for General Submissions, for our Special Issue on Water, “Not One Without,” and for MQR Online. “Thousands have lived without love; not one