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Virginia Quarterly Review @VQR Charlottesville, VA

A journal of literature and discussion at the University of Virginia. Established in 1925.

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“They knew their culture, which was more than we could say about our own.” In her essay from our Fall 2016 issue, S… https://t.co/6GcDNJVpy2Illustration by @FloydPaint, accompanying a story by @ValeriaLuiselli, from our Spring 2019 issue.… https://t.co/jc5RWliuvG“At the end of the day, I don’t know / how the sky holds all this color.” Poetry by Callie Conan-Davies, from our S… https://t.co/1hgOn4ilNM
11/28
2020
Enjoy the holiday weekend with some fiction; check out “Now, Let’s Consider This Case,” by Onyinye Ihezukwu, from o… https://t.co/C9pFX0p07cWant to receive our upcoming Winter issue in your mailbox? Subscribe here! https://t.co/p8sbJttFgaIt’s the #BlackFriday of shopping sprees, but in our Spring 1932 issue, Alfred Jay Knock was remembering a differen… https://t.co/6L5IPh39YtHappy birthday to Marilynne Robinson! Remember the joys of literary rockstar sightings at AWP? Let @michaeldlukas t… https://t.co/eZ839fiDt5
11/27
2020
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at VQR. Today we’re reflecting on gratitude, but also on the fact that we oc… https://t.co/31e6tasuDx“For the heron that rousts the swamp, thank you.”—David Roderick, “Thanksgiving,” from our Spring 2004 issue. https://t.co/zXyEcfTASJ
11/26
2020
A woman at a Sufi shrine in Ethiopia, from @MonikaBulaj’s photo portfolio for our Winter 2019 issue.… https://t.co/GwgtErUMj5“With no internal shell you keep / yourself together in a sac” —Poetry by Gail McConnell, from our Winter 2018 issu… https://t.co/TWL1CrniRE“I was constantly trying to fit into the structures I was navigating and constantly told that I didn’t belong.” Tho… https://t.co/YvqpGi6lLs
11/25
2020
“Night loosened its corset to reveal a carcass of restless cicadas.” —Jabari Jawan Allen, in poetry from our Summer… https://t.co/n5hHJCdvFGOn this day in 1859, Darwin’s ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES was published. In an essay from our Spring 2020 issue,… https://t.co/q1TiUD6P3T“In my twenties, the accumulation of small and large aggressions had given me a more finely tuned understanding of… https://t.co/ceVUZAr02p
11/24
2020
Photo by @AanchalMalhotra; read more about her work process for her book, REMNANTS OF PARTITION, in #NotesToSelf fr… https://t.co/1mm4qPZKc9Did you know that it’s #NationalPictureBookMonth? We celebrated this wonderful genre in our Fall 2019 issue; enjoy… https://t.co/1A8zheOiymThe first issue of LIFE was published eighty-four years ago today! What happens to all those issues over the years?… https://t.co/LQThwLOVTP
11/23
2020
In the mood for a story full of suspense? Try “An Invocation of the Big-Eared Runt” by Mariana Enríquez, translated… https://t.co/M9PcZuJcFhMary Ann Evans, better known as George Eliot, was born on this day in 1819. Her wisdom, as Robert Coles remarks in… https://t.co/fnDqEsWFco
11/22
2020
What were we thinking about in our pages fifty years ago? Among other things, birds and why they’re worth studying.… https://t.co/kkRdd9T5lF“Our species is generally terrified of nature. We have modified the Earth for our purposes, assuaging fear by pushi… https://t.co/9Oc89wGK2tOn this day in 1877, Edison announced his invention of the phonograph; Lisa Russ Spaar imagines his “florid, fecund… https://t.co/ICElW0Ko4l“They came for comfort, dragging / the cold in behind them; they came for light” —Rita Dove, from our Spring 2009 i… https://t.co/nZlnQk0eve
11/21
2020
Check out some free virtual events from the #PortlandBookFestival this week! The BIPOC reading series is tonight: https://t.co/xMk4zw6rxHAs you plan your Thanksgiving, what about planning your ideal literary meal? John S. Sledge explores the blend of f… https://t.co/nw2rUy9mqX
11/20
2020
Our afternoon light is beginning to fade fast. Art by @loladupre, in an essay by Ryan Bradley from our Spring 2020… https://t.co/cB5sbZwSTm“Censorship is a lot like sculpture—sometimes it makes you think even more about what’s not there.” —@JackHitt, on… https://t.co/SDahBTsw8JIf you haven’t already, check out @daniellevalore’s new story collection, THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS. Our… https://t.co/CrI4Qd3pBj
11/19
2020
It’s #BookWeekScotland! Check out their virtual program here: https://t.co/omnvaWLDzyHappy birthday to Margaret Atwood: “When we were growing up the idea of being a writer was so alien,” she writes in… https://t.co/0S36nbgbcs“make everything greater greater greater greater greater—” Take a moment today for the poetry of @ashberry813, from… https://t.co/GcEkDmrxjj
11/18
2020
Happy pub day to @simonxinhan: his novel NIGHTS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENED is out today. Look out for his essay in our upcoming Winter issue!How were we feeling about the status of “the American woman” in 1931? It’s complicated. Take a look back in our… https://t.co/RFsumCxBQeOn #NationalHikingDay, check out Michael Snyder’s #VQRTrueStory on hiking through Yosemite. https://t.co/OwlmjQfznw
11/17
2020
“The moon has lost a sock in that dark meadow.” —Poetry by Jay Parini, from our Fall 2003 issue. https://t.co/yehcRjzhytIf you’re missing your local lit community in the time of COVID, @washingtonpost has a great calendar of virtual li… https://t.co/SwvUBDvyGB“When I woke this time it was not from a nightmare. Instead it was a sound that had infiltrated my dream.” If you h… https://t.co/mpMrNW5mEjThis week, we're reading @nxthompson and @DougBockClark. Read more here in our #Best200Words of the week. https://t.co/LcuS3a1zvV
11/16
2020
If you’re struggling to write, in the stressful haze of this month and year, check out Adam Boucher’s essay on writ… https://t.co/mgovmJNlRX“Omissions are not accidents.” The poet Marianne Moore was born on this day in 1887; for our Winter 2004 issue, Cri… https://t.co/uEVFhTyv5J
11/15
2020
Tennis, anyone? Illustration by @ocmillustration, in this story by Greg Jackson, a Finalist for the Natitonal Magaz… https://t.co/2ca7TnViDLMOBY DICK was published—not, initially, to great interest—on this day in 1851. “If nothing else, an abiding and cen… https://t.co/kHWNLj450k“No one here would know him but everyone he passed he wanted to meet, to press them close and hear their stories an… https://t.co/wLo89pD8P3
11/14
2020
Keep supporting your local independent bookstores! Photo by @marialunes, essay by @Wralpheubanks, from our Summer 2… https://t.co/70mZtk7Vz2Treat yourself to some pleasure reading this weekend: check out “Soucouyant,” by Tiffany Briere, from our Winter 20… https://t.co/J6oHZDpziRIt’s Friday the 13th...Be careful of “A silent, sunlit corner, empty but for a black cat about to cross,” and take… https://t.co/zSbV8Djv5T
11/13
2020
@girlmakesfire, who also taught at the VQR Writers’ Conference, has a new book, LIGHTNING FLOWERS, out this week!… https://t.co/t83W3juKDD“In resource extraction, there is always loss. The question is who will lose, and how.” --@girlmakesfire, in a… https://t.co/gsy4PDNwmdThey will discuss @lsjamison’s essay “The Breakup Museum,” from our Spring 2018 issue, a Finalist for the National… https://t.co/qCZv3vHrxNWe hope you’ll join us TODAY for a @VABookFest event with @lsjamison, @Brokenships, @kikipetrosino, and… https://t.co/yQH0s6ohD0“Perhaps he, like us, busied himself rolling up his shadow.” —Poetry by Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Mohammad Sha… https://t.co/CglS0sUNbw
11/12
2020
“He once said that the future of the country depended on the ability of the people to make informed decisions.” Lyd… https://t.co/uNQh6XHxyrOn Veterans Day, take a moment to consider @PhilKlay’s thoughtful interview with Jess Ruliffson, “The War Writer’s… https://t.co/sjECWc4kz6Thank you, @VABookFest and @NDBookshop! https://t.co/az9ptYL9Uj
11/11
2020
“Strained and turbulent is my usual state of mind,” writes @danijshapiro, in an essay from our Fall 2015 issue. Whe… https://t.co/0IYDmYYLS9What threads and fragments come to you on walks? In this #VQRTrueStory from our Summer 2019 issue, @davidulin conte… https://t.co/6h3Fb69wtQDemocracy’s in the details: “Over the past two hundred-plus years,” writes @cuttermwood, “the United States has evo… https://t.co/2wMZkN3ISi
11/10
2020
In @nicoletung6’s striking photographs of the Iraqi youth uprising, from our Fall 2020 issue, joy and resistance s… https://t.co/iBI6PHrOHd“Let me tell you what we cherished. I write to recognize and hold on. I write for wholeness.” —Poetry by Nicholas S… https://t.co/cJrZ2yk6jvWe hope you'll join us this Thursday! https://t.co/uPgMsYRIYNIt’s #GoToAnArtMuseum day. But best to do it virtually this year--perhaps with a stroll through the Fogg museum, gu… https://t.co/CELiFfzENFIt's our weekly #Best200Words: Our staff has been reading the words of @JillMcCorkle, @JoeBiden, and @rgay. Read mo… https://t.co/CNctUakkSD
11/9
2020
Happy birthday to Kazuo Ishiguro. His masterful REMAINS OF THE DAY was one of the books noted in our Spring 1990 is… https://t.co/r9iQD2jMv2“The world is never quite as gentle as it ought to be.” Take time for gentleness today, with this essay, and art, b… https://t.co/7BDwIs03k8“There are certain things life doesn’t prepare you for, Ravi thinks, attempting to tie a Windsor knot, his fingers… https://t.co/6GwvCDnBo1
11/8
2020
Albert Camus was born on this day in 1913. “The absurd tackles us at the most unexpected moments,” writes David Mik… https://t.co/0OaVaSjIP8“When I go out, I go entirely relaxed. I never thought to set the world on fire.” —Poetry by Rudy Shackelford, from… https://t.co/YzzwKWzWH1
11/7
2020
Start the weekend with something bright: perhaps photography by Yoshinori Mizutani, from our Summer 2016 issue.… https://t.co/A3EJVDwzxz“Love—it is not love until it’s tested. So wrote Kierkegaard. Or sang that icon, Lady Gaga.” —Poetry by… https://t.co/rrtYugPE1eOn this day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected. His presidency has been the subject of endless study--but did you… https://t.co/sW47eiBtOh
11/6
2020
“I say poet but I’m really saying bootlegger.” Wendy Videlock, from our Winter 2014 issue. https://t.co/kX3D1HRGvnHungry for some pleasure reading? Illustration by @elenikalorkoti; story by Benjamin Markovits.… https://t.co/OWXyUTQaNKRemember, remember, the fifth of November...on Guy Fawkes day, take a moment to read @dvmurrell's meditation on the… https://t.co/wLoAenM9Qp
11/5
2020
“I am now a fighter.” Notes on determination, from @DeirdreGogarty and @DarrelynSaloom, from our Fall 2012 issue. https://t.co/cKzLewhu3a"The election won’t change that so much one way or the other, but it will say something about our commitment to wha… https://t.co/pi27RvIngD“I never saw a rose in a vase without pinching the petals” —Poetry by @Imanmersal, translated by Robyn Cresswell, f… https://t.co/ddKQT0XHzj
11/4
2020
@RuFreeman, on the responsibilities of citizenship: “to participate in civic engagement, to vote, to speak out agai… https://t.co/N8hxSZOHdC“I followed the shimmer far down a road I still haven’t found.” —Poetry by @TyreeDaye, from our Winter 2019 issue. https://t.co/YB5Lvymfgw“Amid the chaos in the water, the most chaos is where the captain is.” —@rowanricardo, from our Fall issue. https://t.co/ww6YZDI3lQ
11/3
2020
This past week, our staff was reading the words of @RebeccaRennerFL and @Wayetu. Read more in our #Best200. https://t.co/BXYhrGJx2w“No one is free unless everyone is free, that is, which gives liberty and freedom urgency in a time when long-oppre… https://t.co/otEBXWqb0gOn this day in 1960, the now-famous obscenity trial over D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover came to a close.… https://t.co/QWFk9SMZoo“Out of disorder, then, a little coherence, a pattern.” As daylight savings ends, consider the reflections on darkn… https://t.co/KGgVDL8zcmIt’s #NaNoWriMo! Will you be writing a novel this month?
11/2
2020
“I wouldn’t talk to anyone unless they had something to say about monsters.” Good advice for the day, in this story… https://t.co/jXOpzyB0WB“Simple ghouls flitter already among our leavings.” Poetry by Adrienne Rich, from our Summer 2010 issue. https://t.co/9btQaM5F5CHappy Halloween! It’s a day to celebrate fictional fiends of all kinds. Here’s “The Ghosts We Love,” by Brock Clark… https://t.co/IhmG7jt3OC
10/31
2020
It’s Halloweekend... If you need a spooky story, try “Muster’s Puppets Presents,” by Frances Leviston, from our Sum… https://t.co/dK5xSnNw9EWant to get updates about new issues, plus information about when and how to submit? Click here to sign up for our… https://t.co/dqAqii1WozThe poet Paul Valéry was born on this day in 1871. We featured two of his poems, in the original French and in tran… https://t.co/9yxV3pBk6s
10/30
2020
“Tonight I walk out into winter’s fingers.” Poetry by @BrynnSaito, from our Winter 2013 issue. https://t.co/noAoXUPd5aDid you know that today is #NationalCatDay? Check out “Ned,” by @dirtbagg, from our Summer 2020 issue. https://t.co/Esn4uVXatOAre Americans credentialed rather than educated? Jane Jacobs’s essay from our Spring 2004 issue is worth a read: https://t.co/Bkvi13uK28
10/29
2020
“A world in which reality is screened by definition would seem to pose a threat to a genre rooted in its claim on r… https://t.co/R9KJ1DlXmuNeed a break from the news cycle? Check out this story by Ann Beattie, from our Fall 2015 issue. https://t.co/yR3NhwAoBuOn this day in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. “Let us remember liberty was not popular,” writes… https://t.co/RNtVsXaz0L
10/28
2020
The poet Dylan Thomas was born on this day in 1914. His 1939 collection THE WORLD I BREATHE—his first to come out i… https://t.co/RSBthovTGR“i cannot conjure even the space i inhabit.” —@raenashirali. Read her poetry from our Fall 2020 issue here: https://t.co/Ki4IFo4sz1Thanks so much to @alexmlwrites, @alexis_ok, @JeffSharlet, and @Meeratweets for this wonderful conversation. https://t.co/PopLOukJCt
10/27
2020

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