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Ocean from shore under dark sky

Farewell to Douala

Sex. Brutality. Animal faces. Wrathful oceans. Rickety boats. Stupid men who robbed my human rights. Insecure love affairs. Floating corpses’ love affairs. Am I also a floating corpse? What else?

Long Exposure

On that last day, we read images taken
from a moving car, listening

to the artist speak of wanting that way
time stretches things out

readable in the frame

The Violated Dream

Today we visit the Archives to share an excerpt of a story by Luisa Mercedes Levinson, which first appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2001. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Luisa Mercedes Levinson (1914-1988) published in 1955 a collaborative book with Jorge Luis Borges, La hermana de Eloísa [Eloisa’s Sister]

Negative Capability

“Negative Capability,” by Yusef Komunyakaa,  appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review’s Summer 1999 issue. We bring you this poem from The MQR Archives. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ The honeysuckle vines are certain They’ll be here tomorrow morning, Unhushed scent reaching into next month, As I rest the scythe against a