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MQR Mixtape: A New Online Imprint of MQR

Issue 1: Becoming (Ed. Elinam Agbo) is available now. Read a selection from Elinam Agbo’s introduction below, and read the full issue here. Dear Reader, At the end of every academic year, the staff of Michigan Quarterly Review gathers over pizza to chat and to

“Tango,” by Vicki Derderian

You trash your room. You twist the arms of your roommate’s glasses and shred her grandchildren’s drawings. You refuse to be medicated, screaming that you are being poisoned. Security is called, and you are restrained in a special chair next to the nurses’ station like a naughty student who must sit next to the teacher.