In the seventy–fifth year of the Hopwood Awards at the University of Michigan, MQR presents selections from new work in different genres by recent recipients of the Hopwood Awards, as well as material bearing upon the subject of creative writing in our time. Edited by Nicholas Delbanco and Laurence Goldstein.
Philip D. Beidler on August Wilson, Mary Helen Specht on the critical power of cool, Harry Thomas on John Berryman and Ezra Pound, and a personal essay by Nigel Gearing. Plus: Diana Woodcock on Qatar, and Natania Rosenfeld on the value of miniatures.
Fiction by Olufunke Grace Bankole and Joe Ashby Porter.
Poetry by Kimberly Johnson, Michael Waters, Warren Slesinger, John Berryman, Christine Rhein, Michael Atkinson, Charles Harper Webb, Paula Bohince, Catherine Staples, and Sandra M. Gilbert.
Jeffrey Meyers on Picasso, Hemingway, and Harold Loeb; a letter from Ernest Hemingway; Marshall Sahlins on Western Civilization; George Steinmetz on documenting Detroit; and Lee Zacharias on 1940s South Side Chicago.
Fiction by Susan Hahn and Castle Freeman, Jr.
Poetry by Laurence Goldstein, Steven Henry Madoff, Ann Folwell Stanford, D.H. Tracy, Laura Bernstein-Machlay, Donald Platt, and Helen Ransom Forman.
Miles Orvell on archiving 9/11; Jay Ladin, Marjorie Perloff, Alicia Ostriker, and Berel Lang on poetry and the Holocaust; Sandra M. Gilbert on diction; Susan Gubar on the importance of canonization; Wendy Steiner on unspeakability; Robert von Hallberg on Celan; Michelle Cliff on modern-day Lynchburg; and a conversation with Joyce Carol Oates. New fiction from Elizabeth Edelglass and Eric Gabriel Lehman. New poetry by Campbell McGrath, Lisa Gluskin, Susanna Mishler, J. Allyn Rosser, Patricia Hooper, William Baer, and Floyd Skloot.
Together with Part 1 (Fall 2005), this special issue offers detailed insight into the documentary imagination. Edited by Tom Fricke and Keith Taylor. This issue features: Kelly M. Askew on filming East African musical performers; Ruth Behar on a visit to the first World Summit Reunion of Behars in Bejar, Spain; an interview with Robert Coles by Tom Fricke about Coles’s life and lifework in the documentary field; Tom Fricke on the friendship of an anthropologist (himself) and a native informant in Nepal; and much more.