After twenty years of dedicated service as Michigan Quarterly Review’s tireless Managing Editor, today is Vicki Lawrence’s last day on the job. Vicki has worn countless hats over the years, and we know that in her retirement she’ll be looking forward to a lot less paperwork and a bit more relaxation.
A flâneuse of the air, she will never be confused with a streetwalker; a solo flier, she cannot be suspected of sexual desire. Neither tomboy nor butch, neither masculinized nor sexualized, the “queer” property of “A.E.” is one that nobody owns even as it continues to generate instant recognition.
We’re proud and excited to announce that Tarfia Faizullah’s poem “I Told the Water” has been selected for inclusion in Pushcart Prize XLII. “I Told the Water” appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MQR as part of the “Flint and Beyond” special section.
“I think that good writers can create a fully-developed, lived-in physical space for any location and time, and I consider myself lucky that I grew up in–and am able now to write about–a place as physically interesting and beautiful as northern Michigan. As a writer, it’s a great place to hang out in and explore, and as much as anything continues to drive my interest in the landscape.”
It’s now or never if you’re going to keep their pretty insides rare like the recipe calls for, and you’ve got the choice here between saving their souls or patching up a slice to the cleft of your left hand. Bisteccas alla fiorentina or Band-Aids, chef. You choose.