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Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Volume 94, Number 1

The spring issue showcases the idea of resilience, and what we invest in others: a young mother’s unwavering optimism as she seeks asylum in the US; a medical examiner turned deacon, whose answer to the opioid crisis is to minister to at-risk youth; artist Chris Russell’s detailed, democratic figure drawings of his fellow commuters on New York’s subways; and Leslie Jamison’s tour of Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships.

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Spring 2018

Table of Contents

Editor’s Desk

Articles

Reporting

Essays

Seeker

Interviews

Fiction

Fat Swim

Trout

Criticism

Multimedia

Author Profiles

Leslie Jamison, a VQR Editor at Large, is the author of the nonfiction books The Recovering (Little, Brown, 2019) and The Empathy Exams (Graywolf, 2014) and the novel The Gin Closet (Free Press, 2010).

Lili Loofbourow is the staff critic at The Week. She is working on several projects including a novel, a book of cultural criticism, and a book of essays.

Chris Russell is a visual artist whose art and writing has been published in the Believer, Literary Hub, Muftah, Poetry Ireland Review, and Higher Arc, among other places.