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Survival as a Creative Act: An Interview with Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth is the author of A Wake with Nine Shades (2019) and Her Read, A Graphic Poem (2021), both published by Texas Review Press. Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Cincinnati Review, and here at Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR Volume 53, Issue 3 and MQR Mixtape Issue 4). An …

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“In Times of Social Upheaval, The Poet and the Reader Begin to Speak the Same Language”: An Interview with Maria Malinovskaya (2020-2022)

Thirty years ago, I began a research project called “Contemporary Russian Poetry and Its Relationship to Historical Change,” thanks to a fellowship from the Watson Foundation. During the tumult of post-Soviet economic “shock therapy,” I lived in Russia, interviewing and translating leading contemporary Russian poets, trying to understand how poets were understanding their changing role …

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