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Winter 2015

Winter 2015

The Cold War, Center Stage

Volume 91, Number 1

  • Alison Stine on a forgotten folk-music genius
  • Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova on a Russian-language theater in occupied Crimea
  • Kwame Dawes and Andre Lambertson on confronting HIV/AIDS and shame in Jamaica
  • Ricardo Nuila on health care for undocumented immigrants
  • Preston Lauterbach on Beale Street’s influence on Faulkner’s Sanctuary
  • Liesl Schillinger on her midwestern Soviet childhood
  • Thomas Chatterton Williams on race and modern identity
  • Ishion Hutchinson talks with Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott
  • Fiction by Charles Baxter, Tiffany Briere, Aaron Gwyn, and Amanda Korman
  • Poetry by Mark Conway, Alexa Mergen, David Petruzelli, Kim Roberts, Nicholas Samaras, and Lisa Russ Spaar
  • Criticism by John Domini and William Giraldi
  • Amateur Hour by Joshua Foer
  • Talisman by Andre Dubus III
  • Mapping by Haisam Hussein
  • Fine Distinctions by Gregory McNamee
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Author Profiles

Dimiter Kenarov is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey, and a contributing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Liesl Schillinger is a New York-based critic, columnist, moderator, and translator.

Kwame Dawes is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and essays, including Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon, 2013). He has edited more than a dozen anthologies.