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HYPERDREAM (THE WASP)

Published in Issue 63.1: Winter 2024 Wendy Chen is the author of Unearthings (Tavern Books), editor of Figure 1, and associate editor-in-chief of Tupelo Quarterly. She earned her MFA in poetry from Syracuse University and her PhD in English at the University of Denver. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Algonquin in 2024. Her translation …

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MQR’s 2024 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Michelle Herman’s “Daily Papers” (Summer ‘23) | Nonfiction Susan Perabo’s “The Best Loved Dog” (Winter ’23) | Fiction Thea Chacamaty’s “Harm Reduction” (Summer ’23) | Fiction Angela Peñaredondo’s “Keeper of Blades” (Spring ’23) | Poetry Martín Espada’s “My Father’s Practice Book” (Summer ‘23) | Poetry Rachel Nelson’s “Diseases of American Slavery” [The earth will try…] …

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PHILOMELA IN TEXAS

Published in Issue 63.1: Winter 2024 Joshua Robbins is the author of Praise Nothing (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), part of the Miller Williams Series in Poetry, and Eschatology in Crayon Wax (Texas Review Press, 2024). His recognitions include, among others, the James Wright Poetry Award, the New South Prize, and a Walter E. Dakin …

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DAPHNE

Published in Issue 63.1: Winter 2024 She can be foundin two placesin the indexin Edith Hamilton’sMythology: underDaphne––whereshe belongs––and under Apollo,where she strugglednot to be. There,it reads: Apollo,Daphne lovedby––as if. Asif overtakingcould beconfusedwith love, asif a womandidn’t haveto choosebetween beingDaphne, byApollo stolen,or being––instead––a tree be-yond him. Andrea Cohen’s most recent poetry collections are Everything and Nightshade; …

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THE GOETHEANUM

Published in Issue 63.1: Winter 2024 “THE GOETHEANUM” begins innocently enough. Our speaker sits on the toilet, scrolling through their phone. And yet, the portals made and unmade in Cheney’s work shift this poem from its quotidian morning stance to something shimmery, extraordinary. This is a poem that thrums with life forms, with the spatial, …

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