Why I Chose It: Michigan Quarterly Review Reader Bryan Byrdlong introduces Kathryn Nuernberger’s “Ode to Maria Barbosa” from our Fall 2020 Issue. In “Ode to Maria Barbosa” the titular Maria appears almost as a collage, framed by multiple women from different eras (including the author herself). The
To read Charles Cantalupo’s full author note on “After My Honeymoon,” click here. After My Honeymoon After our wonderful wedding, for our honeymoon we stayed At my new in-laws and, when it ended, as was tradition, I had to live with my mother. In 1971,
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Prison Theatre and the High Stakes of Performance: Andrew Martinez in Conversation with Ashley Lucas
Whenever a performance actually happens, the very occurrence of getting everybody together and staging the play is in itself a miracle. When you start with those kinds of stakes, the theatre itself is primed for something truly wonderful.
Hit play below to hear Robert Lynn read his poem “On Account of Getting His Leg Broke by New York City” and scroll down for the full text. “On Account of Getting His Leg Broke by New York City” is featured in MQR’s Fall 2020 Issue. On Account of