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.
Philip Beidler traces the life of poet Gertrud Kolmar against the rise of Hitler in “This Way to the Führerbunker,” Meghan Forbes examines Lucia Moholy’s place in the life and the legacy of the Bauhaus, Caille Millner explores four gangland murders and the code of honor, Derek Mong muses about nakedness and poetry.
Fiction: Sara Batkie, Ruchama King Feuerman, Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier, Glori Simmons.
Poetry: Joel Brouwer, Laura McCullough, Shivani Mehta, Caille Millner, Marilyn Nelson, Jóanes Nielsen (translated from Faroese by Matthew Landrum and Tóta Árnadóttir), Diana Reaves, David Roderick, John Rybicki, Chelsea Wagenaar.
If you’re in Ann Arbor this weekend, come to the day-long Voices of the Middle West–a festival celebrating the literary richness of our region–this Saturday, March 12th in East Quad on the University of Michigan campus. There will be panels, discussions, an open mic, a talk from keynote speaker Ross Gay, and, of course, a bookfair, where Michigan Quarterly Review will be staffing a table, selling copies of the journal, and eagerly awaiting the chance to meet you and hear your questions, comments, and ideas.