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The Funeral Tourist

“The Funeral Tourist,” by Andrew J. Skerritt, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. Everyone who leaves home and visits another place or country for any pur- pose other than business is considered a tourist. If you are a native of a Caribbean island but

Birthday, From What the Videographer Missed

“Birthday,” by Nancy Reisman, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. For a year after her room emptied and I left town, I was still, nonetheless, there with her. For a year it was night and she was afraid and we lay on the bed

With Care: An Interview With Franny Choi

Franny Choi is a queer, Korean-American poet, playwright, teacher, and organizer.  She is the author of two poetry collections, Soft Science (Alice James Books, 2019) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), as well as a chapbook, Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). She has received awards from the Poetry

The Master of Aracataca

With the news arriving today, on Gabriel García Márquez’s birthday, that 100 Years of Solitude is coming to Netflix,  we visited our Archives to read Ilan Stavans on Gabriel García Márquez, the filmmaker. This essay appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review in 1995.  __________________________________________________________________________________________ The publication

Ornithology

“Ornithology,” by Alan Michael Parker, appears in the Winter 2019 Issue of MQR. When a bird flew into my window and made a hard and soft death sound, I found her in the dirt below and I fixed a cardboard nest for her and fed her