Winter 2016

Jen Choi on a lifetime erased by fire Tracy O’Neill on single adoptive fathers Jason Florio on rescuing refugees at sea Elisabeth Donnelly on the evolving state of synchronized swimming Scott Korb on what’s good for you Suzanne Koven on medical memoirs Robert S. Brunk on shape-note singing Rowan Moore Gerety on comics as insurrection Claire Schwartz interviews Rita Dove Fiction by Rachel Farrell, Sara Majka, Chris Offutt, and Jamie Quatro Poetry by Susan Eisenberg, Dana Gioia, David Mason, Christina Olson, Chelsea Rathburn, Brian Turner, and Kevin Young Criticism by Josh Cook, Debra Nystrom, and Michelle Orange #VQRTrueStory by Lauren Markham and Meera Subramanian Amateur Hour by Jack Hitt Notes to Self by John Wray Fine Distinctions by Gregory McNamee

Winter 2016

Volume 92, Number 1

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Table of contents

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

Contributor Profiles

Elisabeth Donnelly’s work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine, the Believer, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, O Magazine, Vanity Fair, and the

Jason Florio is a freelance photojournalist who has worked around the globe for publications including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Outside, Libération, and the Times of London. His pho

Tracy O’Neill is the author of The Hopeful (Ig, 2015). In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree, and in 2012 she was awarded the Center for Fiction’s Emerging Writers Fellowship.

Michelle Orange is a contributing editor to VQR and the author of This is Running for Your Life: Essays (FSG, 2013).

Jamie Quatro is the author of the story collection I Want To Show You More (Grove, 2013), a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and N

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