Winter 2004

• 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
Winter 2004

Volume 80, Number 1

Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 2004 cover
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Table of contents

Editor's Desk 

Contributor Profiles

Toni Morrison’s (1931–2019) numerous awards include the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature, the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved, and a National Book Award for Song of Solomon.

Maurice Manning’s first collection, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions (2001), was selected by W. S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

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