Meet the poets, essayists, and fiction writers of MQR 56:3.
Before I tell you about the strange night I danced to “Hava Nagila” in a bar in Berlin, I have to admit that I think about this night often, and I think about it on two different occasions.
Naira Kuzmich explores the meaning of ethnicity at home and abroad while navigating a night out in Berlin, Jasmine V. Bailey weaves stories of her grandmother with the history of the mountain laurel, and Lynn Levin obtains a Jewish divorce. Plus: Zhanna Slor on the great aunt who, as a small child, found herself lost on the streets of Kiev, 1933.
Fiction from Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Lydia Conklin, Amy Gustine, Lara Markstein, Joel Morris, Anzhelina Polonskaya (translated by Andrew Wachtel), and Dalia Rosenfeld.
Poetry from D.M. Aderibigbe, Nick Harp, Zhu Zhu (translated by Dong Li), Sam Sax, Rob Shapiro, and Robert VanderMolen.
“In particular with these essays, I don’t think they can be finished in the sense that they represent an imprint, a moment of motherhood in my life. It’s hard for me not to want to rewrite aspects of them as my thinking or experience changes.”
When a man like Silvestre Revueltas goes back into the ground at last, there is a rumor, a wave’s voice and a cry that makes ready and makes known his departure.