Summer 2019

The summer issue explores variations on the idea of freedom. Resisting the hand of an oppressive political regime, finding a sense of normalcy under surveillance, strengthening community through reunion, and even the stifling effects of too much freedom: These stories provoke questions about how we exercise our autonomy, about its limits, and the constraints upon it.

Summer 2019

Volume 95, Number 2

Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2019 cover
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Table of contents

Notes to Self 
Fine Distinctions 

Contributor Profiles

Vievee Francis is the author of Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State, 2006), Horse in the Dark (Northwestern, 2012) and Forest Primeval (Northwestern, 2015), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Hurston/Wrig

Dina Litovsky received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University and her MFA in photography from NYU’s School of Visual Arts.

Eloisa Lopez is a photojournalist based in Manila, Philippines, with a special interest in stories on human rights, women’s issues, and religion.

Adam Willis, a former VQR intern, is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Politico, the Outline, Commonweal, and Slate.

Mark Wunderlich is the author of three collections of poems, with his fourth, God of Nothingness, forthcoming from Graywolf.

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