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Founded in 1962, the Michigan Quarterly Review is the University of Michigan's flagship journal. MQR publishes short fiction, essays, poetry, and translation four times a year. Twice a year MQR publishes a special themed issue focused on addressing an important conversation. Recent special issues have included "Iran," "Flint," and "Caregiving." In the last two decades MQR has published work by Margaret Atwood, Robert Coles, Carol Gilligan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Barry Lopez, Czesław Miłosz, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Rorty, Eric J. Sundquist, John Updike, William Julius Wilson, and other authorities in their fields, as well as some of the finest contemporary fiction and poetry.