Spring 2018

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.

Spring 2018

Volume 94, Number 1

Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2018 cover
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Table of contents

Reporting 
Essays 
Criticism 
Art 
Fiction 
Poetry 
Drawing It Out 
#VQRTrueStory 
Editor's Desk 
Fine Distinctions 
Notes to Self 

Contributor Profiles

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970.

Leslie Jamison, a VQR editor at large, is the author of the nonfiction books The Recovering (Little, Brown, 2018), The Empathy Exams (Graywolf, 2014), and most recently the essay collection Make It Scream, Make It B

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.

Justine van der Leun is the author of several books, including We Are Not Such Things (Random House, 2016), a New York Times Editors’ Choice and Spectator Book of the Year.

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