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  • Featured Contributors

Vievee Francis is the author of Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State, 2006), Horse in the Dark (Northwestern, 2012) and Forest Primeval (Northwestern, 2015), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry. She is an associate professor at Dartmouth College and an associate editor for Callaloo.

Dina Litovsky received her bachelor's degree in psychology from NYU and her MFA in photography from NYU's School of Visual Arts. In 2014, she was selected for PDN's 30 "New & Emerging Photographers to Watch." Her work has won many awards, and has been published in Time, the New York Times, the New Yorker, New York magazine, WIRED, Esquire, National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, and elsewhere.

Eloisa Lopez is a photojournalist based in Manila, Philippines, with a special interest in stories on human rights, women's issues, and religion. Since 2016, she has worked extensively to document the ongoing war on drugs in the Philippines; her work has been exhibited in France, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Netherlands. She is a regular contributor to Reuters, and is the winner of the 2019 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation.

Adam Willis, a former VQR intern, is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Politico, the Outline, Commonweal, and Slate. His reportage on the Philippine Catholic Church is supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Mark Wunderlich is the author of three collections of poems, with his fourth, God of Nothingness, forthcoming from Graywolf. His other collections include The Earth Avails (Graywolf, 2014), which received the Rilke Prize; Voluntary Servitude (Graywolf, 2004); and The Anchorage (Massachusetts, 1999), which received the Lambda Literary Award. He is the director of the Bennington Writing Seminars graduate writing program and lives in New York's Hudson Valley. [End Page 5]

Lauren Simkin Berke is a Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator who occasionally publishes art books and zines under the name Captain Sears Press. Working primarily in ink on paper, they draw for clients such as the New York Times, the Paris Review, Smithsonian, Simon & Schuster, and Schwartz & Wade Books.

Claire Boyles's work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Masters Review, Vela, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She received a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference and is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Tiana Clark is the author of I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (Pittsburgh, 2018), winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Equilibrium (Bull City, 2016). Clark is a recipient of a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a 2019 Pushcart Prize. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from the New Yorker, Poetry magazine, the Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Lydia Davis's Essays One, her first nonfiction book, is forthcoming (FSG, 2019). Her most recent collection of stories is Can't and Won't (FSG, 2014). She is also the author of The Collected Stories (FSG, 2009), as well as translations of Proust's Swann's Way (Viking Penguin, 2002) and Flaubert's Madame Bovary (Viking Penguin, 2010), among other works. Her translation of Proust's Letters to His Neighbor appeared in 2017 from New Directions, which will also be publishing her translation from the Dutch of the very short stories of A. L. Snijders in 2020.

Emily Ding is a freelance writer, journalist, and photographer based in Kuala Lumpur. Her work has been published at Esquire Malaysia, Vice Indonesia, Roads and Kingdoms, Slate, and CNN. She was also a researcher on a series of historical documentaries about Malaysia that were broadcast on National Geographic Asia and History Asia.

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, novelist, and dancer. She has published six books of fiction and poetry. Her most recent works are the book of poems Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Copper Canyon, 2018), which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award, and a novel, Small Days and Nights (Bloomsbury, 2019) about family secrets, coastal life, and a woman making her way alone in...


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