Fall 2017

The fall issue looks at ways of justice—the shape it takes, how people seek it out, and its shifting definitions: from blood feuds reaching back generations to the US Border Patrol’s alarmingly broad jurisdiction; from portraits of criminal-justice systems around the world to a dissection of originalism. At the heart of the issue are fundamental questions about what justice means to those on either side of it.

Fall 2017

Volume 93, Number 4

Virginia Quarterly Review, Autumn 2017 cover
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Table of contents

Reporting 
Essays 
Criticism 
Photography 
Fiction 
Poetry 
#VQRTrueStory 
Drawing It Out 
Notes to Self 
Fine Distinctions 
Editor's Desk 

Contributor Profiles

Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying (Milkweed, 2018), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.

Alex Mar is the author of Witches of America—a nonfiction account of present-day witchcraft around the country—and the director of the documentary feature American Mystic.

Amanda Petrusich is the author of several books about music, including Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records (Scribner, 2014).

Nathaniel Rich is the author, most recently, of Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade (MCD/FSG, 2021). He is a recipient of VQR’s Emily Clark Balch Prize for Fiction.

Jess Ruliffson is the author of Invisible Wounds (Fantagraphics, 2020). Her comic I Trained to Fight the Enemy was shortlisted for Slate’s 2017 Cartoonist Studio Prize.

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