Fall 2014

New Voices in Fiction Five Photographers to Watch Mark Edmundson on his paint-factory education Stephen Goodwin on a promising young writer’s rise and fall Philip Kennicott on the depiction of gay males in twentieth-century literature Dax-Devlon Ross on the role of race in jury selection in North Carolina Joshua Hersh on Syria’s forsaken refugee camp Roxane Gay on the price of black ambition Poetry by David Baker, F. Douglas Brown, Jehanne Dubrow, Jacques J. Rancourt, and Maggie Smith Criticism by Rebecca Onion, Cynthia Shearer, and Lisa Russ Spaar
Fall 2014

Volume 90, Number 4

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Table of contents

Fine Distinctions 
Editor's Desk 
Amateur Hour 

Contributor Profiles

Joshua Hersh is a journalist who has covered the Middle East since 2009. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New Republic, and the Huffington Post, among other publications.


Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial, 2014), the title essay of which appeared in VQR; the novel An Untamed State (Black Cat, 2014); and Ayiti (Artistic

Dax-Devlon Ross is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Make Me Believe (Outside the Box, 2011) and Beat of a Different Drum (Hyperion, 2005).

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