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|Mich. Q. Rev.|
The quarterly (known as "MQR" for short) publishes art, essays, interviews, memoirs, fiction, poetry, and book reviews as well as writing "in a wide variety of research areas", according to its Web site.
Starting in 1979, with a special issue on the subject of "The Moon Landing and Its Aftermath", one issue each year is given over entirely to a special theme. MQR's special issues include "The Automobile and American Culture," "Detroit: An American City," "Contemporary American Fiction," "The Female Body," "The Male Body," and "Bridges to Cuba".
In recent years the magazine has published nonfiction by Margaret Atwood, Carol Gilligan, Douglas Hofstadter, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Amos Oz, Richard Rorty, John Updike, and William Julius Wilson and fiction by Sergio Troncoso, Eileen Pollack, Peter Orner and Jacob Appel.
The magazine's contents are often reprinted in prize anthologies, textbooks, magazines such as Harper's and the Utne Reader. The Best American Poetry series frequently reprints poems that originally appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review. The magazine won the Utne Reader Award for "Writing Excellence" in 2001.
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