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Michigan Quarterly Review is an eclectic, interdisciplinary journal of arts and culture that seeks to combine the best of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with outstanding critical essays on literary, cultural, social, and political matters. The flagship literary journal of the University of Michigan, MQR draws on lively minds here and elsewhere, seeking to present accessible work of all varieties for sophisticated readers from within and without the academy.

In addition to choice creative work, we publish special issues dedicated to timely themes, such as Translation: Within and Beyond the Metropole and Poetry at Michigan. MQR has published work by Margaret Atwood, Juan Cole, Robert Coles, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alan Liu, Barry Lopez, Czeslaw Milosz, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Ilan Stavans, and other authorities in their fields.

In recent years, we’ve also focused on publishing exciting younger writers such as Tarfia Faizullah, Danez Smith, and Rebecca Makkai, as well as essayists like Corey Van Landingham, Caille Millner, and Natania Rosenfeld. We try to include at least one story, essay, or poem by a previously unpublished writer in every issue.

Michigan Quarterly Review is located on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Michigan Quarterly Review
0576 Rackham Bldg.
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070



(734) 764-9265