MONCHO ALVARADO is a Latinx-queer-poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. They’ve been published in Tahoma Literary Review, Merdian, Foglifter, Poets.org, and other publications. They are a recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Helen Wurlitzer Foundation, Lambda Literary, Poets House, Troika House, the Summer Seminar
Foreword Reginald Dwayne Betts: A Requiem for Suffering Fiction Wesley Brown: Tragic Magic Gloria L. Huang: Another Escape Alberto Reyes Morgan: Salt Matthew Pitt: A Shambles Nonfiction Esmat Elhalaby: Los Angeles Intifada Randall Horton: And so, It’s Complicated Ahmed Marzouki, Translated by Nadia Benabid: Hygiene,
“Emit and Edit,” by Heather McHugh, appeared as the Introduction to MQR 57:4, a special issue dedicated to caregiving. McHugh served as the issue’s guest editor. My heart and hand are oftener at odds than I’d expect. Honored to be asked to serve as guest editor
In Rilke’s great poem, “Statue of an Archaic Apollo,” the poet articulates the moral statement which the wonderfully wrought torso proclaims: “You must change your life.” Is this the message of the modern Apollo? And if so, how is it we must change?
We are now open for general submissions and submissions for our special issue reflecting on the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Submissions for the Print Journal: Regular submissions for the print journal are accepted from January 15 to April 15, and