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By Juan Carlos

Prince of Peace

San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea of itself.

Ramón Esono Ebalé

Comics Without Captions

If all goes according to plan, residents of far-flung towns in Equatorial Guinea’s forested interior will soon get to read the Spanish version of Esono's book, the first graphic novel ever to be imported in any significant number into the country. The trick for Esono and his distributors—a network of individuals who intend to hand-deliver copies one at a time—is to avoid being caught.

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Charles Wright (Dan Addison/Courtesy UVA Today)

Charles Wright: New US Poet Laureate

June 13, 2014

We are thrilled to congratulate Charles Wright on his appointment to the post of US Poet Laureate. A frequent contributor to VQR since the 1990s, Wright writes elegantly and powerfully about—in his words—“landscape, language, and the idea of Go [...]

Chuck Wendig

Writer Dad: Chuck Wendig

March 18, 2014

Editor’s note: Writer Dad is a series of interviews with professional writers who are also fathers, discussing how they balance the two, what the real challenges are, and how it affects both their writing and parenting. Read previous installments w [...]

Ro Cuzon

Writer Dad: Ro Cuzon

December 12, 2013

Editor’s note: Writer Dad is a series of interviews with professional writers who are also fathers, discussing how they balance the two, what the real challenges are, and how it affects both their writing and parenting. You can read more about how [...]