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  • February 12, 2016

    CLAYTON PRIZE AWARDED TO KATIE HARTSOCK

    Katie Hartsock has won the 2015 Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets, which is awarded annually to the best poet appearing in MQR who has not yet published a book. The award, which is determined by the MQR editors, is in the amount of $500. MQR Poetry Editor Keith Taylor writes about her poem “The Sister Karamazov,” which appeared in our Spring 2015 issue, "We were very impressed ...

  • February 4, 2016

    GOLDSTEIN POETRY PRIZE AWARDED TO RAYMOND MCDANIEL

    Raymond McDaniel has won the 2015 Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize, which is awarded annually to the author of the best poem or group of poems appearing that year in Michigan Quarterly Review. His poem “Claire Lenoir,” appeared in the Fall 2015 issue. This year’s judge, Paisley Rekdal, writes: The poem marvelously captures, in tone and form, the very essence of the uncanny: one of the poem...

  • January 8, 2016

    NEEDS

    * fiction by Beth Thompson excerpted from MQR 54:4 * Once, on the bus in seventh grade, she’d grabbed my contest-winning self-portrait and held it out the window while we drove down Fountain Street. Kids laughed. I grabbed a binder from her shoulder bag and tried to do the same thing. It was heavy. I dropped it. The binder’s contents—lined paper, neon Post-its, a package of metallic pens—s...

  • December 16, 2015

    CHARLES BAXTER AND MQR

    * nonfiction by Laurence Goldstein from MQR 54:4 (Fall 2015) * I was stunned by the long first paragraph of “Harmony of the World.” I set down the story and took a deep breath, thinking that if the rest of the story were this well written and as secure in its rhetorical structure, this narrative would fulfill Milton’s prescription for greatness. It would be read appreciatively a hundred year...

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