We’re very excited to announce that three essays published in the Chicago Quarterly Review in 2014 have been named Notable Essays of the Year in The Best American Essays 2015! Congratulations to our contributors:
Marcia Cavell for “Waiting” Issue #17
Harmony Button for “Dear Spider(s) Issue #18
Michael Milburn for “Home Grown” Issue #18 !!!
We are thrilled to announce the release of our Fall 2015 issue, featuring work by Aliki Barnstone * Sharon Barrett * Heather Bowlan * Margaret Chula * Stephen Cloud * Douglas Cole * Diana Crane * David Downie * Peter Ferry * Mauricio Montiel Figueiras * Victor Florence * Edward Garner * Rumi Hara * Natalie S. Harnett * Charles Holdefer * Gary Houston * Suzanne Jill Levine * Erin Lillo * Julia Malye * Michael P. McManus * Devin Murphy * James Paradiso * Charles Parsons * Harry Mark Petrakis * Nicolette Polek * Trenton Pollard * Richard Rapaport * James Reiss * Timothy Richard * Jonathan Rose * Ryan Salazar * Jay Shearer * Peter Stine * Goro Takano * Barbara Tannenbaum * Alison Touster-Reed * John Twohey * Josh Wardrip * Joe Weil * Luke Whisnant * Jerry Whitus * David Winner * Gary Young * Eric Zurita
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Meet the editor of our special Italian issue! Michela Martini, a native of Genoa, Italy, received her MA in Italian literature from the University of Genoa, where she studied with Edoardo Sanguineti. She has taught Italian language and culture at Suffolk University, Indiana University, Cabrillo College, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her translations of Italian poetry, also in collaboration with poet Robert Hahn, have appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review, Catamaran Literary Reader, The Literary Review, Poetry International, Gradiva, Journal of Italian Translation, Italian Poetry Review, Literary Imagination, International Poetry Review,Unsplendid, etc., and were anthologized by Geoff Brock in The FSG Book of 20th-Century Italian Poetry, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014. She is currently working as a translator and editor specializing in information technology, literature, and photography.
CQR editors Elizabeth McKenzie and Syed Haider with CQR friend and contributor Gary Houston in the Poetry Foundation tent, Printers Row
Syed Haider with CQR contributor Peter Ferry, celebrating the release of Ferry’s new novel Old Heart
CQR friend and contributor Liz Radford
CQR editor Elizabeth McKenzie
CQR contributing editor Umberto Tosi, signing copies of his novel Ophelia Rising
CQR friend and contributor Signe Ratcliff with Syed Haider and CQR friend and contributor Gary Houston
Syed Haider and Gary Houston with CQR friend and contributor Sharon Solwitz