Winter 2021: Celebrating 60 Years

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Perillo is one of the great practitioners of what the Russian Formalist critic Viktor Shklovskii termed ostranenie, “enstrangement.” Under her pen, figuration becomes a way to capture both the immediacy and the oddity of the body one can neither master nor escape.

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Plath’s Hair

“Writers long for a new sense of form though they may never know
what it is. The real is released from its concept, light releases day
as a fawn steps over the floor of the world till some of the spots
look spilled…”

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MQR Issue 60:1, Winter 2021

MQR Issue 60:1, Winter 2021

Announcing the release of MQR 60:1, Our 60th Anniversary Issue Cover art by Eduardo Paolozzi, courtesy of UMMA and Diane Kirkpatrick Table of Contents Foreword Khaled Mattawa: Celebrating 60 Years of MQR Fiction Alice Adams: Complicities Kalisha Buckhanon: Card Parties Marilyn Chin: Round-Eyes L.C. Fiore: Bangalore Mary Gaitskill: The Woman Who Knew Judo Nguyen Viet

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Celebrating 60 years of MQR

This special issue celebrates Michigan Quarterly Review’s sixtieth anniversary, a remarkable milestone for any publication, let alone one devoted exclusively to literature and the arts. A special selection of previously published works was one of the first things we decided on for celebrating our anniversary. For several years at MQR we have been exploring and

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