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  • September 23, 2016

    “Flickerdot,” by Monica McFawn

    The plan was to torch the rose patch. We could, at this point, see no other way. Flickerdot, our beloved hybrid, was a complete bust. But one couldn’t blame us for being fooled: the first and second generations were so thick with blooms that Jamie could put a book — an Oxford dictionary, no less — on the plant and the dense flowers would hold it up....

  • September 9, 2016

    Meet Our Contributors, MQR 55:3

    Meet the poets, essayists, and fiction writers of MQR 55:3. Susan Choi stirs the waters in the 2016 Hopwood Lecture, Pearl Abraham sifts the memories of her troubled relationship with her Orthodox rabbi father, and Natalie Bakopoulos sorts through the tangled relationship at the heart of Elena Ferrante’s four Neapolitan novels. We’ve also got new fiction from Mark Brazaitis, Cynthia Dockrell, ...

  • September 9, 2016


    This Sunday, September 11, the Kerrytown Bookfest will be taking place at the Farmer's Market in Ann Arbor, and MQR will be there. Bookfest features authors, poets, publishers, booksellers, bookbinders, book artists, letterpress printers, librarians, teachers, and many others associated with books. A special children’s area provides storytelling and creative activities. A schedule of panels and...

  • July 22, 2016

    “The Virginity Auction,” by Laura Maylene Walter

    Clarissa had a deal for a one-time transaction with the Kitty Cup Ranch outside of Virginia City, Nevada, twenty-six hundred miles away from her home in Maryland. In recent months she and Bitsy, the ranch owners, and the ranch’s legal team had been drawing up the contract. If all went well, Clarissa would choose a man from among the highest bidders and complete the auction by mid-August, before ...