MQR Issue 60:4, Fall 2021 – Michigan Quarterly Review

MQR Issue 60:4, Fall 2021

Announcing the Release of MQR 60:4 | Fall 2021 | Why We Write


Cover art by Krista Franklin, courtesy of the artist.

This issue was published with the support of the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.


Table of Contents

Foreword

Mark Nowak | WHY WE WRITE


Poetry

  • Ayelet Amittay | HOW TO WRITE A POEM AFTER 45
  • Evan Anders | A BARISTA TRAINING MANUAL FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS
  • S. Erin Batiste | AS A BLACK WOMAN, NOT WRITING*
  • Victoria Chang | THE SHIPWRECK
  • Tongo Eisen-Martin | FREE FEAR
  • Dennis Etzel Jr. | [MANEUVER THE FIGURE]; [OF INTERNAL]
  • Alfonso Gatto (Translated by Lisa Mullenneaux) | FOR THE MARTYRS OF PIAZZALE LORETO ; APRIL 25TH
  • April Gibson | 3X5 EKPHRASIS OF A PAST LIFE 3 X 5
  • Diane Glancy | VENTRILOQUISM AND A TREATISE ON WRITING [MAINLY HISTORICAL] WHICH I OFTEN DO
  • Marilyn Hacker & Karthika Naïr | A DIFFERENT DISTANCE
  • Erika Howsare | ÉTUDE (POETICS)
  • Kim Hyesoon (Translated by Don Mee Choi) | LITTLE POEM
  • Mateo Morrison (Translated by Ariel Francisco) | TIRED OF HOLDING; EMOTIONS FOR ISLANDS
  • Andrew Navarro | SINCE THIS IS A CHICANO POEM
  • Julianne Neely | LANDSCAPE; TIDAL
  • Esteban Oloarte | THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TEMPERAMENT; LABOR DAY
  • Nasser Rabah (Translated by the Brooklyn Translation Collective) | IN THE ENDLESS WAR; BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR LIFE
  • Cecilia Solá (Translated by Margaret Randall) | EMPTY WOMB
  • Laura Stephenson | A RENAISSANCE WITHIN THE REPUBLIC
  • Bethany Swann | CONFESSIONS FROM THE PSYCHIC NOWHERE
  • Martín Tonalmeyotl (Translated by Whitney DeVos) | UNDER THE NIGHT SKY; CHILAPEÑOS
  • Priscilla Wathington | THIS DOCUMENT HAS NO LEGAL STATUS AND IS NOT BOUND BY ITS CONTENT; CATALOG 133982; FLAG THE MOON; CATALOGUE 122317

Nonfiction

  • Victoria M. Abboud | LINEAGE
  • Kyle Daniel-Bey, Kristin Palm, Kenneth Tello, & Walter Lucken IV | THE TABLE
  • Eddie P. Gomez | A NIGHT AT THE THEATER: ON CHAOS AND FATE
  • Kiese Laymon | REPAIR, RENEW, REVISE, REVISE, REVISE
  • Tan Tuck Ming | THE FEELING THAT EXCEEDS US
  • Cristina Morales (Translated by Kevin Gerry Dunn) | FIRST ENTRY FROM MY LOCKDOWN JOURNAL : IF YOU WANT MORE, PAY UP, BECAUSE UNLESS IT’S IN EXCHANGE FOR CASH, I HAVE NO NEED TO ENGAGE IN LITERARY EXPRESSION DURING THESE DAYS OF AUTHORITARIAN REVELRY, NOT TO PROVIDE ASSISTED BREATHING TO KEEP ANY COMMUNITY OF CULTURAL CONSUMPTION ALIVE
  • Hind Shoufani | RETINENTIA

Fiction

  • Khalifa Al-Fakhri (Translated by Khaled Mattawa) | A SEASON OF STORIES
  • Preston Gralla | JOSEF STALIN’S HURDY-GURDY MAN
  • Emily Greenberg | BLACK BOX
  • Naomi Shuyama-Gómez | THE COMMANDER’S TEETH
  • Moikom Zeqo (Translated by Loredana Mihani & Wayne Miller) | WIFE OF THE MAN WITH HORSE SHOES; THE CYPRESS AND THE PROPHET BUDDHA; ZAMDAK KUBRU VARSAN, PRINCE OF SAINTS

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