Spring 2015 is now available! Order it in either print or pdf format for $7 or as part of a subscription for $25: Andrew D. Cohen tries going back to the Old Country, Laura Glen Louis sings—and meditates on—Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Piotr Florczyk reviews the recent work of Jane Hirschfield, Mark Gustafson explores the […]
* poetry by Laura Kasischke from MQR 54:1 Winter 2015 *
Nothing’s perfect. Only
the first summer day I dipped
my son’s tiny toes
into the cold careless gray
of Lake Michigan.
Also, my second glimpse
of my second husband
who wasn’t my husband then.
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Don Lago focuses on messages from outer space, Barbara Mann focuses on the films of Amos Gitai, Alesia Fay Montgomery focuses on Detroit.
Fiction, recent and early, from Nicholas Delbanco (with introductions from Peter Ho Davies and Jonathan Freedman); also from Karen Heuler, Angie Pelekidis, Shubha Sunder, and Hannah Thurman.
Poetry from Martha Collins, Laura Kasischke, Circe Maia, Aaron McCollough, Matthew Moser Miller.
Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren has won the 2014 Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets, which is awarded annually to the best poet appearing in MQR who has not yet published a book. The award, which is determined by the MQR editors, is in the amount of $500.
MQR Poetry Editor Keith Taylor writes that her poem “The Astronaut 512 Miles from the Earth” does “a lovely job recreating the image of light seen from space, how it occurs all around the planet in weird and unexpected ways, and then the light becomes a metaphor. She connects that light both with the act of writing about it and with the body of the beloved. It becomes a very ambitious short poem, a genuine accomplishment.”