Naira Kuzmich explores the meaning of ethnicity at home and abroad while navigating a night out in Berlin, Jasmine V. Bailey weaves stories of her grandmother with the history of the mountain laurel, and Lynn Levin obtains a Jewish divorce. Plus: Zhanna Slor on the great aunt who, as a small child, found herself lost on the streets of Kiev, 1933.
Fiction from Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Lydia Conklin, Amy Gustine, Lara Markstein, Joel Morris, Anzhelina Polonskaya (translated by Andrew Wachtel), and Dalia Rosenfeld.
Poetry from D.M. Aderibigbe, Nick Harp, Zhu Zhu (translated by Dong Li), Sam Sax, Rob Shapiro, and Robert VanderMolen.
Mary Ebbott discovers the lost sister of Odysseus, Michael O’Rourke hallucinates in the hospital in the wake of a duodenal ulcer, and Jeffrey Meyers reflects on D.H. Lawrence’s time in New Mexico observing American Indians. Plus: Ben Merriman examines how literary journals handle unsolicited submissions — and offers some alternative strategies.
Fiction from Beth Aviv, Kate Berson, Rebecca Givens Rolland, Susan Tacent, Wil Weitzel, Jenny Williams, and Hananah Zaheer.
Poetry from Bruce Bond, Michael Lavers, T.J. McLemore, Susan Rich, Esther Schor, Steven D. Schroeder, Kent Shaw, Cathe Shubert, Knute Skinner, and Brian Swann.
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.
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.
Molly McQuade explores the music in Brooklyn, Craig McDaniel and Jean Robertson experience what painting is now, Steven Harvey discusses the other Steve Harvey, and Frank M. Meola reports on being a minority-minority.
Fiction from Marian Berges, Barrett Bowlin, Randy Nelson, Su Tong, Sergio Troncoso, Kathleen Winter, and Linda Woolford.
Poetry from Fleda Brown, Susan Cobin, Nancy Eimers, Dan Gerber, and Osip Mandelstam.
Plus: Piotr Florczyk reviews Mark Irwin’s “American Urn: Selected Poems.”