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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

Meet MQR’s New Online Editor

MQR is excited to welcome Gina Balibrera to our team as our online editor.  Gina Balibrera is a graduate of University of Michigan’s Helen Zell MFA program in Prose, and she is Creative Programs Manager at Literati Bookstore. Formerly a Fiction Editor for The Offing,

The Word for Water

I wonder, now, of all the stories she might have told had I worked harder to defy her, to learn her native language. I wonder how much more I have lost of my mother because I could not truly speak to her.