Manil Suri on the upcoming South Asian American Issue

“In a time of mounting distrust of foreign cultures and unprecedented attacks against immigrants, this sweeping collection of writing by a new wave of South Asian writers is an antidote that both transports and illuminates. The irrepressible voices within rage against widely diverse assumptions and stereotypes and yet unite to remind us of the universality of the human condition.” –Manil Suri

Coming soon: The South Asian American Issue

“There was a time when the South Asian writer treaded the linguistic register rather carefully. Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children shook things up and made many of us his children. Not anymore! The new South Asian American writer is a wild beast.”

–from the Introduction by Guest Editor Moazzam Sheikh

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CQR #23, Fall 2016

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Volume 23, Fall 2016

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Contributors include: Robin Barber, Andrew W.M. Beierle, J. A. Bernstein, Lisa Bloomfield, J. Scott Brownlee, Claudia Buckholts, Lucas Carpenter, Dounia Choukri, Emily Culliton, Patricia Engel, Robin Estrin, Katharine Haake, Stanley Horowitz, Michael Hutchison, Greg Jenkins, Charles Johnson, Laura Jok, David Kear, Robert Kerwin, Jen Knox, Chuck Kramer, Shane Lake, Dorianne Laux, Thomas Lee, Joan Li, Margit Liesche, Joseph Millar, Rod Val Moore, Eireene Nealand, W.P. Osborn, Cassandra Passarelli, Harry Mark Petrakis, Sofi Stambo, Jim Swierzynski, Jake Tuck, and Ian Randall Wilson.

CQR #22 is here

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Our spring issue is out, featuring terrific work by:

MICHAEL ALENYIKOV • GREG ALLENDORF • JENNIFER BANNAN • F. DOUGLAS BROWN• CRAIG BUCHNER • KEVIN CALLAWAY • GEORGE CHOUNDAS • THOMAS COOK • GEFFREY DAVIS • WILLER DE OLIVEIRA • TOBY DONOVAN • IRIS JAMAHL DUNKLE • CAROL EDELSTEIN • KYLE ELLINGSON • PANIO GIANOPOULOS • SHARON GOLDBERG • YEN HA • JARED HAREL • LAURA HEFFINGTON • RAGE HEZEKIAH • LOWELL JAEGER • TIM KEPPEL • MARIANNE KUNKEL • LAURA LEGGE • CHRISTINE LEHNER • GOTHAM MAMIK • TAYLOR MAZER • JOHN MILAS • ERICA MOSLEY • JAN NAKAO • YOUMI PARK • GLEN POURCIAU • C.R. RESETARITS • SARA SCHAFF • SUSAN SENSEMANN • CRAIG SHAW • ELEANOR SPIESS-FERRIS • JASON TANDON • RONALD TOBIAS • QIANYUE XU

Pushcart Prize Special Mention for Willer de Oliveira and CQR #18

Congratulations to Willer de Oliveira, for receiving a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize 2016 for his terrific story “The Urologist” which appeared in CQR #18!

How it begins:

“My first encounter with Ralph happened when he was still a professor of German language and literature at Virginia Tech. On the very first day of classes, Ralph’s eccentricity surfaced when he surprised his students with strange music on a tape recorder. When he asked the class to identify the language and the singer, the confused students could not recognize the lyrics, not to mention the singer, except me. It was an old recording of Carmen Miranda, and the language was Portuguese. Naturally, I had the advantage over the other students because I was Brazilian, and Carmen Miranda was still considered an icon in my country…”

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CQR editor Syed Haider reads in San Francisco

Chicago Quarterly Review editor Syed Haider was one of four writers to read from their work at the Book Club of California in San Francisco on November 9, 2015. Haider and authors Christian Kiefer, Robert Kerwin, and Jack Shoemaker read from work published in Catamaran Literary Reader (CLR), a Santa Cruz-based literary and fine arts quarterly that explores West Coast themes by writers and artists from everywhere. Joining Haider at the event was CQR editor Elizabeth McKenzie, who is also a CLR editor. Haider read “Life of Ganesh,” an excerpt from his forthcoming novel of the same title.

 

CQR editor Syed Haider reads at the Book Club of California. He was joined by CQR editor Elizabeth McKenzie.
CQR editor Syed Haider reads at the Book Club of California. He was joined by CQR editor Elizabeth McKenzie.

 

Chicago Quarterly Review receives 4 commendations in Best American Essays 2015!

 

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We’re very excited to announce that four 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

Paul Skenazy for “The World Left Behind” –Issue #17

Harmony Button for “Dear Spider(s) –Issue #18

Michael Milburn for “Home Grown” –Issue #18 !!!

 

The Fall 2015 issue of Chicago Quarterly Review

We are thrilled to announce the release of our Fall 2015 issue (cover illustration by Rumi Hara) 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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Guest editor of CQR #20, Michela Martini

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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 ReaderThe Literary ReviewPoetry InternationalGradiva, Journal of Italian Translation, Italian Poetry ReviewLiterary 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.