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 presentations by and about writers and their work will be going on all day in the Main Tent. We’ll be at Table 20–stop by for free back issues of the journal plus our best subscription deal of the year.
Susan Choi stirs the waters in the 2016 Hopwood Lecture, Pearl Abraham surprises with unexpected connections between political and private wrongdoing, Natalie Bakopoulos sorts through the tangled relationship at the heart of Elena Ferrante’s four Neapolitan novels.
Fiction: Mark Brazaitis, Cynthia Dockrell, Beth Kissileff, Barbara Krasner, Matthew Lansburgh, Monica McFawn, Elizabeth Poliner.
Poetry: Natalia Romero (translated by Seth Michelson), Felicia Zamora.
Flint and Beyond – a special section on the Flint water crisis: Flint native Kelsey Ronan explores the effect on her family and Tarfia Faizullah dedicates her poem “I Told the Water” to Flint; Matthew Baker and Jack Driscoll use fiction to look at life in Michigan today.
Also in this issue: Zhanna Slor remembers her family’s last years in the USSR and Kathy Leonard Czepiel remembers Columbine—again and again.
Fiction: Matthew Baker, Chelsie Bryant, Jack Driscoll, Daniel Herwitz, Janis Hubschman, Laura Maylene Walter.
Poetry: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Patricia Clark, Tarfia Faizullah, Jennifer Givhan, Alison Powell, Alison Stone.
Swimming pools! Movie Stars! We’re on our way to AWP–and if you are too, remember to stop by (we’re at Table 218) and check out our special deals: save $10 on a one-year subscription—($15 instead of $25), or get two years for the price of one ($25 instead of $45). When you sign up, you’ll also receive a copy of our current issue (a $7 value) for free.