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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 Empathy Exams (Graywolf, 2014), a New York Times best-selling essay collection, and a 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.