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Fall 2013

Fall 2013


Volume 89, Number 4

  • Jeff Sharlet on Harry Belafonte’s unfinished fight
  • Garret Keizer on the enduring power of Motown’s music
  • Lawrence Weschler on David Hockney’s art in the shadow of mortality
  • William Ferris and Eudora Welty on her life and writing
  • Fiction by Lisa Cupolo, Colin Fleming, Allan Gurganus, Bret Anthony Johnston, and Maya Lang
  • Poetry by Greg Alan Brownderville, David Caplan, Danielle Chapman, Rachel Hadas, Linda Pastan, and Kevin Young
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Fall 2013, Iconoclasts

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Belafonte with Ed Sullivan, mid-1950s. (Everett Collection)

Voice and Hammer

Once, more than half a century ago, he was the handsomest man in the world. A radiant man. It was a matter of bearing, of voice and gesture and timing. He had that high, buttery baritone, nothing special really, except, he says, “I knew how to use it.”

Editor’s Desk







Author Profiles

Jeff Sharlet is an associate professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College and a VQR Editor at Large.

Garret Keizer is the author of nine books, including the memoir Getting Schooled (Metropolitan, 2014) and the poetry collection The World Pushes Back (Texas Review, 2018). He is a contributing editor to Harper’s and VQR.

Lawrence Weschler, a contributing editor to VQR, is the former director of the New York Institute for the Humanities and artistic director emeritus of the Chicago Humanities Festival.