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Spring 2018

In our Spring 2018 issue, Frances McCue teaches American Literature in Marrakesh, Iman Mersal (translated by Robin Moger) searches for her mother in an old photograph, and Nahal Suzanne Jamir reflects on the dreams surrounding her mother’s loss of vision.

Fiction by Jane Bradley, Nicholas Delbanco, Ally Glass-Katz, and Fahima Haque.

Poetry by Benjamin Alfaro, Fady Joudah, Shane McCrae, David Mura, Nkosi Nkululeko, Jacqueline Osherow, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, and Kamelya Youssef.

Winter 2018

Our Winter 2018 issue pays tribute to the presence of poetry at the University of Michigan. This special issue offers an in-depth look at some of the poets, past and present, who have made significant contributions to the growth and cultivation of poetry at the university, including Robert Frost, Seamus Heaney, and Donald Hall. Former MQR poetry editor Keith Taylor curated the issue’s content, including poetry by Lorna Goodison, Paisley Rekdal, and Laura Kasischke, as well as essays and interviews.

Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2017 image by Corey van Landingham

Fall 2017

In our Fall 2017 issue, Margaret Morganroth Gullette examines farm fiction amid the global food crisis, and Corey Van Landingham reflects on the complicated nature of Confederate elegy.

Fiction from Taylor Adams, Jenny Irish, Anna Sabat, Sara Schaff, J. Howard Siegal, Rebecca Townley, and Marléne Zadig.

Poetry from Becca Barniskis, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Gabriela Garcia, Shen Haobo (translated by Liang Yujing), Stevie Howell, Ann Lauinger, Madison Jones, Jen Karetnick, Mike Soto, Terrell Jamal Terry, and G.C. Waldrep.

Summer 2017

In our Summer 2017 issue, Naira Kuzmich explores the meaning of ethnicity at home and abroad while navigating a night out in Berlin, Jasmine V. Bailey weaves stories of her grandmother with the history of the mountain laurel, and Lynn Levin obtains a Jewish divorce. Plus: Zhanna Slor on the great aunt who, as a small child, found herself lost on the streets of Kiev, 1933.

Fiction from Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Lydia Conklin, Amy Gustine, Lara Markstein, Joel Morris, Anzhelina Polonskaya (translated by Andrew Wachtel), and Dalia Rosenfeld.

Poetry from D.M. Aderibigbe, Nick Harp, Zhu Zhu (translated by Dong Li), Sam Sax, Rob Shapiro, and Robert VanderMolen.

Spring 2017

In our Spring 2017 issue, Mary Ebbott discovers the lost sister of Odysseus, Michael O’Rourke hallucinates in the hospital in the wake of a duodenal ulcer, and Jeffrey Meyers reflects on D.H. Lawrence’s time in New Mexico observing American Indians. Plus: Ben Merriman examines how literary journals handle unsolicited submissions — and offers some alternative strategies.

Fiction from Beth Aviv, Kate Berson, Rebecca Givens Rolland, Susan Tacent, Wil Weitzel, Jenny Williams, and Hananah Zaheer.

Poetry from Bruce Bond, Michael Lavers, T.J. McLemore, Susan Rich, Esther Schor, Steven D. Schroeder, Kent Shaw, Cathe Shubert, Knute Skinner, and Brian Swann.