Volume 85, Number 4
• J. Malcom Garcia rides with a crime scene photographer in Juárez
• Simon Apter follows a drug mule trying to go straight
• Natasha Trethewey & Joshua Cogan on Gulfport, Mississippi
• Paul Reyes on a movement to reclaim foreclosed houses in Miami
• Installment #6 of “Jordan W. Lint” by Chris Ware
• Poetry by Bruce Bond, CJ Evans, and Thorpe Moeckel
Volume 85, Number 3
• Tom Bissell looks for Judas in Hakeldama
• Peter Lagerquist visits Tel Avivi’s Latrun fortress
• Christopher Merrill finds himself at gunpoint in Lebanon
• Adam Kirsch on Lionel Trilling and Allen Ginsberg
• Asim Rafiqui provides portraits of Gazans
• Chris Ware has the fifth installment of “Jordan W. Lint”
• Poetry from Carl Phillips, Mahmoud Darwish, and Tom Sleigh
Volume 85, Number 2
• Ted Conover walks a thinning frozen river in the Himalayas
• Tipper Gore photographs a shrinking glacier in western Canada
• Paul Reyes hunts icebergs for profit in the North Atlantic
• Pat Joseph on the risks of genengineering a solution to global warming
• Dimiter Kenarov trails a serial killer in Macedonia
• Installment #4 of “Jordan W. Lint” by Chris Ware
• Lawrence Weschler on the art of Trevor and Ryan Oakes
• Poetry by Rita Dove and Jim Harrison
Volume 85, Number 1
• Neil Shea retraces Castro’s path to Revolution
• Lygia Navarro on mental illness and addiction in Cuba
• Paul Reyes returns to Cuba with his exiled father and uncle
• A symposium on the Life and Work of Mahmoud Darwish
• Fiction by Carolina De Robertis, Laleh Khadivi, and Vinnie Wilhelm
• Poetry by Michael Collier, Dave Lucas, Pablo Neruda, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, and R. A. Villanueva
Volume 84, Number 4
• Elliott Woods on a suicide bombing in Iraq and its aftermath
• Joshua Casteel on his time as an Army interrogator at Abu Ghraib
• Mara Hvistendahl on China’s gender imbalance
• Blake Bailey on John Cheever’s childhood
• Another installment of “Jordan W. Lint” by Chris Ware
• Oscar Villalon on why football is America’s new pastime
• Poetry by Ted Kooser and Albert Goldbarth
Volume 84, Number 3
• Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey on Katrina and Gulfport
• Gregory Orr on his 1965 Alabama kidnapping
• James Kirchick on the South African Afrikaner homeland
• Tom Sleigh on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Syria
• A portfolio of Palestinian and Israeli poetry
• On-the-ground reports from Iraq and Syria by David Enders and Daniel Alarcón.
• Short stories by up-and-coming authors Sana Krasikov, Nina McConigley, and Kanishk Tharoor.
Volume 84, Number 2
Featuring superhero stories by Tom Bissell, George Singleton, and Scott Snyder. Also, Kwame Dawes on HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, Bill Sizemore on the life and work of Pat Robertson, unpublished work from Ezra Pound, Chris Ware’s latest installment of “Jordan W. Lint,” poetry from Billy Collins, Ted Kooser and Charles Simic. And lots more from Glen Retief, Lawrence Weschler, William Logan, Melanie Rae Thon, Matthew Power, and many others.
Volume 84, Number 1
• Special cover and feature by Chris Ware
• Neil Shea and David Morris on Ramadi
• Nicholas Schmidle and Malcom Garcia on Kabul
• Paintings by Daniel Heyman and Fernando Botero
• Poetry by William Logan and Albert Goldbarth
• Essays by Roberto Bolaño and Jane Hirshfield
• Floyd Skloot on writing
• Werner Herzog and Salman Rushdie on Ryszard Kapuściński
Volume 83, Number 4
Featuring essays by Daniel Alarcón, Julio Villanueva Chang, Toño Angulo Daneri, Kelly Hearn, J. Malcolm Garcia, Pat Joseph, Brian A. Nelson, Daniel Titinger, and Gabriela Wiener; poetry by Marjorie Agosin and Odi Gonzales; fiction by Roberto Bolaño and Santiago Roncagliolo; and art & photography by Liniers, Ana de Orbegoso, Juan Manuel Echavarria, and Hwa Goh
Volume 83, Number 3
• Framing the War: Photo-essays from Iraq by Carolyn Cole, Ashley Gilbertson, and Chris Hondros
• Matt Power on the life and death of journalist Brad Will in Oaxaca
• The poetry of Jirí Orten, introduced by Edward Hirsch
• Fiction by Mario Vargas Llosa, Beena Kamlani, John McNally, and Brendan Mathews
• Poetry by Marianne Boruch, Alberto Ríos, and Charles Wright
• Criticism: Adam Kirsch on Yeats, Pound, and Auden; William Logan on Thomas Pynchon; and Michael Collier on Louis Bogan
Volume 83, Number 2
• Drawing the Line: Writings on the Border by Philip Caputo, Mark Ehrman, Reynaldo Leal, Charles Rappleye, and Oscar Villalon.
• A Symposium on Mark Twain, featuring an unpublished work introduced by Ed Folsom and Jerome Loving, and David Caplan on Twain’s patriotism.
• Fiction by Nadine Gordimer, Helon Habila, and R. T. Smith.
• Essays by Erik Campbell, Pauline W. Chen, Morgan Meis, David J. Morris, and Nicholas Schmidle.
• Poetry by Robert Olen Butler, Robin Ekiss, Alessandra Lynch, Gregory Orr, Alberto Ríos, Tom Sleigh, and Luis Alberto Urrea.
Volume 83, Number 1
A special portfolio on Oil in Africa:
• John Ghazvinian on the black market for stolen oil in Nigeria
• Chris Hondros photographs the Oshie gas flare
• Nicholas Shaxson on Equatorial Guinea’s President Obiang
• J. Malcolm Garcia on the humanitarian crisis in Chad
• New work by Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, Pauline Chen, Walter Mosley, and J. Hoberman
• Fiction by Daniel Alarcón and Peter Nadas
• Poetry by Debra Bruce, Miriam Levine, Glyn Maxwell, Paisley Rekdal, Alan Shapiro, and C. Dale Young.
Volume , Number 0
A special supplement to our Fall 2006 issue, featuring a cover design by Chris Ware and short stories by:
• Steve Almond on James Frey
• Brock Clarke on Mario Puzo
• Elizabeth Gaffney on Edgar Allan Poe
• Jonathan Lethem on Philip K. Dick
• Ron Hansen on Gerard Manley Hopkins
• John McNally on Nelson Algren
• Joyce Carol Oates on Emily Dickinson
• James P. Othmer on Nathanael West
• Jim Shepard on Aeschylus
• Christopher Tilghman on Richard Eberhart
• Edmund White on Henry James & Stephen Crane
Volume 82, Number 4
• An exclusive excerpt from Michael Chabon’s forthcoming novel The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.
• A new installment of Art Spiegelman’s “Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@?*!”
• Tony Kushner’s play “But the Giraffe!”
• “War Thoughts at Home,” an unpublished poem by Robert Frost with commentary by Glyn Maxwell and Robert Stilling.
• A dispatch from East Timor by Norman Ng.
• E. L. Doctorow on Edgar Allan Poe, David Kirby on Rabelais and Montaigne, Rick Barot on Rilke, and Dave Lucas on Mark Strand.
• Fiction by Dean Bakopoulos and Dan Chaon.
Volume 82, Number 3
• James Ellroy on the film version of his novel The Black Dahlia.
• A story from Alice Munro’s new collection coming out this fall.
• Appreciations of Alice Munro by Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Michael Cunningham, and others.
• Charles Simic, David Rieff, and Dimiter Kenarov on the Balkans in the wake of Slobodan Miloševic.
• Larry Sabato proposes a new way to elect our President.
• The Case Against Robert D. Kaplan by Tom Bissell.
• New poetry by Garrett Hongo, Glyn Maxwell, and recent Pulitzer Prize–winner Claudia Emerson.
• Part 2 of Marjane Satrapi’s “Chicken with Plums.”
Volume 82, Number 2
• “Why Darwin is Still Right (and Intelligent Design is Wrong)”: A special portfolio on Darwin, evolution, and intelligent design with essays by Niles Eldredge, Michael Ruse, Thomas Eisner, and Robert M. Sapolsky, and an excerpt from David Quammen’s forthcoming book The Reluctant Mr. Darwin.
• A symposium on Adrienne Rich, including new work by her, and appreciations by Marilyn Hacker, Mark Nowak, Hugh Seidman, Roberto Tejada, Jean Valentine, and Craig Werner.
• An excerpt from Marjane Satrapi’s forthcoming graphic novel Chicken with Plums.
• New fiction by Francine Prose, Kevin A. González, and Stephen Schottenfeld.
Volume 82, Number 1
• Featuring a special portfolio on AIDS in Africa with reports by Helen Epstein, Philip Alcabes, and Jann Turner, and photo essays by Charter Weeks and Gideon Mendel.
• Another installment of Art Spiegelman’s “Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@?*!”
• Lawrence Weschler on the graphics of the Solidarity Movement.
• Helon Habila on African novelist Dambudzo Marechera.
• Fiction by Steve Almond, Deborah Eisenberg, John McNally, and Binyavanga Wainaina.
• Poetry by Billy Collins, Marilyn Hacker, and Charles Wright.
Volume 81, Number 4
• Art Spiegelman’s first installment of his new work “Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@?*!”
• Tony Kushner’s short play “A Prayer for New York,” the Pulitzer Prize-winner’s response to 9/11.
• Lawrence Weschler profiles the artist Vincent Desiderio.
• A trio of dispatches from Southeast Asia: Lindsley Cameron on the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tom Bissell and Morgan Meis on the 30th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, and Erik Campbell on living and writing in the jungles of Papua, Indonesia.
• Three tales of suspense by by Joyce Carol Oates, Alan Heathcock, and R.T. Smith.
• Essays by Pauline W. Chen, Stanly Plumly, and Steve Almond.
Volume 81, Number 3
• An exclusive excerpt from Cormac McCarthy’s new novel
• Gabriel García Márquez reminisces about Rome and Paris in the ’50s
• A new, unpublished short story by Isabel Allende
• New poems by Charles Simic, Natasha Trethewey, Rodney Jones, and Carl Phillips
• Adam Clymer on what went wrong in the 2004 Election
• Tom Bissell travels north to the High Canadian Arctic
• Sven Birkerts on Saul Bellow’s Humboldt’s Gift
• Gary Gallagher on recent biographies of Ulysses S. Grant
• New fiction by Joanna Hershon, Brock Clarke, and Jennie Rathbun
Volume 81, Number 2
• Diane Ackerman on Whitman’s birthplace
• Robert Creeley on Whitman in old age
• Mark Doty on Whitman’s sexuality
• Galway Kinnell on Whitman’s powers of imagination
• Additional essays by Meena Alexander, David Baker, David Haven Blake, Rafael Campo, Ed Folsom, Sam Hamill, Jane Hirshfield, William Logan, Natasha Trethewey, and Charles Wright
• Poems by Robert Bly and Gregory Orr
Volume 81, Number 1
• Robert Bly and James Wright: A Correspondence
• A Tribute to Carol Shields by Margaret Atwood
• Shields’s last short story, “Segue”
• George Garrett on writing Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster
• Sven Birkerts on Max Frisch’s Montauk
• Stephen Boykewich reports from Moscow on Russia after Beslan
• Previously unpublished photos of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
• Joyce Carol Oates’s story of suspense, “So Help Me God”
• New poems by Rita Dove, Henry Taylor, and Mark Doty
• Louis D. Rubin, Jr., on recent biographies of Teddy Roosevelt
Volume 80, Number 4
• Salman Rushdie decries the Ministry of False Alarms
• Art Spiegelman on witnessing the collapse of the WTC
• Sarah P. Rubinstein remembers her brother, killed on 9/11
• Joseph Margulies on how he helped end detentions at Guantánamo
• Jenny S. Martinez on defending “enemy combatant” José Padilla
• Christopher Merrill on the role of literature post-9/11
• David Moats on why he favors allowing gay marriage
• Francine Prose on the USA PATRIOT Act
• Sanford Pinsker on American politics and the new populism
• Jeffrey Meyers on T. E. Lawrence’s unlearned lessons in Iraq
Volume 80, Number 3
• New stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, Steve Almond, Dean Bakopoulos, Tom Bissell, Brock Clarke, Peter Ho Davies, Merrill Feitell, Helon Habila, Jennifer Haigh, Cristina Henríquez, John McNally, Thisbe Nissen, Daniel Stolar, and Mika Tanner
• “Pinch Me; or, How Stephen King Changed My Life” by Ron McLarty
Volume 80, Number 2
• Capturing Saddam by Carleton J. Phillips
• Inside Saddam’s Spider Hole by Chris Hondros
• Curfew: Afghanistan, 2002 by J. Malcolm Garcia
• Debating Evolution in the Age of DNA by Edward J. Larson
• Credentialing vs. Education by Jane Jacobs
• Fiction by Michael Chabon, E. L. Doctorow, Stuart Dybek, and John McNally
• Poetry by Julianna Baggott, David Barber, Robert Bly, Rafael Campo, Debora Greger, William Kloefkorn, William Logan, Patrick Phillips, Greg Rappleye, David Roderick, Barry Sternlieb, Natasha Trethewey, Charles Wright, C. Dale Young, and Adam Zagajewski
Volume 80, Number 1
• The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison
• Roger Wilkins and Mary Zwiep argue affirmative action
• Kevin Young’s poems for collages by Romare Bearden
• Memoirs by Sebastian Matthews and Reuel K. Wilson
• Dispatch from Kyrgyzstan by Simone Poirier-Bures
• Fiction by Steve Almond, Aimee Phan, and R. T. Smith
• Poetry by Betty Adcock, David Baker, Quan Barry, Linda Bierds, Rebecca Black, Debra Bruce, Peter Cooley, Mekeel McBride, Maurice Manning, William Matthews, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alan Shapiro
• Translations by Aliki Barnstone and Michael Collier
Volume 79, Number 4
• Staige D. Blackford (1931–2003) by George Garrett
• The Religion of James Monroe by David L. Holmes
• Fighting for Lincoln’s Soul by Michael Nelson
• Painted Ladies of Yale by Alexander Burnham
• Fiction by Philip Gould, John J. Clayton, Angela Pneuman
• Poetry by Marvin Bell, Anna George Meek, Jeffrey Levine, Floyd Skloot, Angie Hogan, Natasha Sajé, Jay Parini, Sarah Gorham, Eve Grubin
Volume 79, Number 3
- Quarterlies and the Future of Reading by George Core
- A Summoning of Place by George Garrett
- Vive L’Indifférence! by Jesse Bier
- Fiction by Deborah Prum, Murray Dunlap, Robert Hildt
- Poetry by John Balaban, Deborah Slicer, Charles Harper Webb, Floyd Skloot, Sharon Leiter, Peter Pereira, Hank Lazer
Volume 79, Number 2
• What’s Wrong—And Right—With American Higher Education? by James Axtell
• The New Look—And Taste—Of British Cuisine by Richard Jones
• Polio Summer by Mariflo Stephens
• Fiction by K. A. Longstreet, Roberta Silman, Jane R. Shippen, Mark Vollmer
• Poetry by Charlie Smith, Edward Bartók-Baratta, Brian Teare, John McKernan, Elisabeth Murawski, David Ray
Volume 79, Number 1
• Power Dark, Power Bright: Robert A. Caro, Robert Moses, and Lyndon B. Johnson by Michael Nelson
• A National Disgrace by C. Knight Aldrich, M.D.
• Calley’s Ghost by Philip Beidler
• Fiction by T. Alan Broughton, Donna Baier Stein, Michael Knight, Enid Shomer
• Poetry by Lawrence Raab, Dwaine Rieves, Donald Platt, Michael Borich
Volume 78, Number 4
• The South in a Global World by James Peacock
• Flying Horses on the Silk Road by Russell Fraser
• Uncle Jeff Davis by Beauvais McCaddon
• Fiction by Philip Gould, William D. Schaefer, Norman German
• Poetry by Patrick Donnelly, Daniel Tobin, Jim Daniels, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Michael Chitwood, Robert Wrigley, David Musgrove, Ross Taylor, Eric Pankey
Volume 78, Number 3
• The Good, The Bad, and the Phony: Six Famous Historians and their Critics by Michael Nelson
• The Levy Family and Monticello by Melvin. I. Urofsky
• Seasons by Emily Couric
• Fiction by Matt Freidson, James Conrad McKinley, Henry Alley, Sheri Joseph, Ben Brooks
• Poetry by Alan Williamson, John Witte, Joseph Lease, Stephen Margulies, James Tate, Stephen Dobyns, Mark Halliday
Volume 78, Number 2
- Henry Adams at Ground Zero by Sanford Pinsker
- The Road to September 11 by Jack Fischel
- The New Deal ‘Constitutional Revolution’ as an Historical Problem by Edward A. Purcell Jr.
- Making Sense of America by Christopher Clausen
- Fiction by Kent Nelson, M.C. Allan, Elizabeth Denton, Karl Iagnemma
- Poetry by Andrew Feld, Renate Wood, Debra Nystrom, Bill Christophersen, Carol Henrie, Charles Harper Webb, Gerry LaFemina, Ali Yuce
Volume 78, Number 1
- MEN AT WAR: Essays by W. D. Ehrhart and Paul Duke
- A Pen of Fire by Peter D. Bridges
- Riding over the Past—Cahaba 1936 by Daniel J. Meador
- Fiction by Thomas H. McNeely, Mark Budman, Patricia Gosling
- Poetry by Alan Feldman, Phyllis Stowell, Dorothy Barresi, Nance van Winckel, Christine Hume, Dara Wier, Joan Aleshire
Volume 77, Number 4
- Defining America’s Role in a Unipolar World by Norman A. Graebner
- The Continuing Argument over Jutland by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.
- Confessions of an Ordinary Man by Leonard Kriegel
- Fiction by Michael Knight, Phillip Gould, Hilary Masters, David H. Lynn
- Poetry by Mary Ann Samyn, Wesley McNair, Stephen Cushman, Virgil Suarez, D C Berry, Jeffrey Levine, Nicole Cooley, David Keplinger, D. Nurkse
Volume 77, Number 3
- Reagan in Retrospect by Robert Erwin
- Individualism and Its Discontents by Wilfred M. McClay
- Polish Village Life: A Portrait by Anthony Pirnot
- Fiction by Alyson Hagy, Brad Barkley, Roberta Silman
- Poetry by Steve Scafidi, Len Roberts, Frances Richard, Victor Lodato, Nathan Whiting, W.D. Ehrhart, Lisa Russ Spaar, Elise Asher
Volume 77, Number 2
- China Boy by Russell Fraser
- Farewell to the Farewell Address? by Michael Dunne
- Mr. Faulkner: Writer-in-Residence by Joseph Blotner
- Fiction by Marlin Barton, Joann Kobin, Bill Oliver
- Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska (translated by Joanna Trzeciak), Julianna Baggott, Richard Katrovas, Cynthia Huntington, Linda Pastan
Volume 77, Number 1
- Church on Saturday Night: Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion by Michael Nelson
- ‘Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire’: Some Notes on the Life and Art of the Late James Dickey by George Garrett
- Fiction by Susie Mee, Robert Brickhouse, Thomas Jenz, Mariflo Stephens
- Poetry by Keith Althaus, Molly McQuade, Ted Genoways, Michael McFee, Jon Loomis, Jim Handlin, Kurt Brown
Volume 76, Number 4
- The Shock of Recognition: The Impact of World War I on America by John Milton Cooper, Jr.
- The Last Essay on Southern Identity by Patricia Foster
- Bardot: The Making of a Femme Fatale by Barnett Singer
- Fiction by Madison Smartt Bell, Monique de Varennes, Deborah M. Prum, Ann Pancake, and Catherine Ryan Hyde
- Poetry by Jean Valentine, Craig L. Slingluff, Jr., Barbara Goldberg, Nancy White, Debra Bruce, Edward Bartok-Baratta, Kyoko Uchida, C. Dale Young, Patrick Donnelly
Volume 76, Number 3
- Jefferson Revisited: Essays by Esmond Wright and Lewis P. Simpson
- A Portrait of Arthur Miller by Jeffrey Meyers
- In and Out of Class with James Dickey by David Havird
- Fiction by Nahid Rachlin, Stephen Minot, Hilary Masters, Mark Wisniewski, Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Tom Yori
- Poetry by Henry Taylor, Ron Rash, R. T. Smith, Sidney Burris, E. M. Schorb
Volume 76, Number 2
VQR has been continuously published from the University of Virginia since April 1925. Our 75th Anniversary issue features a selection of essays on the most important issues of the millenium, plus poetry from Mary Oliver, and more…
Volume 76, Number 1
- The Futures of American Freedom by Michael Kammen
- The Limits of Meliorism in Foreign Affairs by Norman A. Graebner
- A Prince of Climbers by Peter Bridges
- Fiction by Peter LaSalle, Jessica Francis Kane, Cathryn Hankla, Maudy Benz
- Poetry by Katherine Soniat, Yvette Neisser, Roger Fanning, Sandra M. Gilbert, Elisabeth Murawski, Floyd Skloot, Hood Frazier