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Self Portraiture

Discover different ways to approach the self portrait and the history of the “Golden Shovel” through this lesson plan based on poems from Yusef Komunyakaa and Lesley Wheeler from the Summer 2020 Issue of MQR.

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