Spring 2020

The cover story for our spring issue explores the phenomenon of vicarious trauma among immigrant advocates. The issue also features essays that look at the intersection of disability and desire, the imitation of natural architecture, and the resonance and dissonance between imagined and real landscapes. Other features include fiction by Kevin Wilson and Kelli Jo Ford; poetry by Joy Priest and Kevin Young; and art by Stu Sherman and Beverly Acha.

Spring 2020

Volume 96, Number 1

Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2020 cover
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Table of contents

Drawing It Out 
Fine Distinctions 

Contributor Profiles

Kelli Jo Ford’s debut, Crooked Hallelujah, will be published by Grove Press in July 2020.

Lauren Markham is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life (Crown, 2017).

Jen Renninger is an editorial illustrator who works in collage and painting.

Stu Sherman is a writer, artist, legal-aid attorney, and political activist.

Kevin Young is the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. He previously served as director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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