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Heather Lee Schroeder

Heather Lee Schroeder is a freelance journalist and writer who lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing program after working as journalist for many years. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in the Beloit Fiction Journal, Born Magazine, and Wisconsin People and Ideas. She currently teaches creative writing and journalism at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her website is at


An Interview with Pauline W. Chen

March 15, 2007

  Pauline Chen, a transplant surgeon turned essayist, received her first national publication in the pages of VQR. Her essay “Dead Enough? The Paradox of Brain Death,” appeared in the Fall 2005 issue and was later named a finalist for a 2006 Na [...]