Meet the poets, essayists, and fiction writers of MQR 55:3. Susan Choi stirs the waters in the 2016 Hopwood Lecture, Pearl Abraham sifts the memories of her troubled relationship with her Orthodox rabbi father, and Natalie Bakopoulos sorts through the tangled relationship at the heart of Elena Ferrante’s four Neapolitan novels. We’ve also got new fiction from Mark Brazaitis, Cynthia Dockrell, Beth Kissileff, Barbara Krasner, Matthew Lansburgh, Monica McFawn, and Elizabeth Poliner; and poems from Natalia Romero (translated by Seth Michelson) and Felicia Zamora.
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.