Summer 2016

Our summer issue explores a big, almost unwieldy question: How do we better understand ourselves through the animals around us? The question is a layered one, invested with themes of stewardship, responsibility, imagination, devotion, even citizenship. This summer, on a weekly basis, we’ll be rolling out new content  from a variety of genres—from reporting to poetry, fiction to photography. To keep up, we encourage you to sign up for VQR’s e-mail newsletter. Of course, if you prefer to dive into the entire issue at once, we’d love for you to subscribe.    
Summer 2016

Volume 92, Number 3

Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2016 cover
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Table of contents

Reporting 
Essays 
Memoir 
Criticism 
Photography 
Fiction 
Poetry 
#VQRTrueStory 
Notes to Self 
VQR Vault 
Amateur Hour 
Fine Distinctions 
Editor's Desk 

Contributor Profiles

Jane Alison is the author of several novels; a memoir, The Sisters Antipodes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009); and Change Me, translation of Ovid’s stories of sexual transformation (Oxford, 2014).

Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Remember Me Like This (Random House, 2014), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Laura Kolbe is a writer, physician, and medical ethicist in New York City. Her debut poetry collection, Little Pharma (Pittsburgh, 2021), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize.

Lori Nix is a two-time NYFA grant recipient and serves on their artist advisory committee.

Amanda Petrusich is the author of several books about music, including Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records (Scribner, 2014).

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