VQR Returns to Focus on ‘The Female Conscience’
The Virginia Quarterly Review, resurrected under new leadership, has issued its first edition since being reorganized. The Fall 2012 issue is for sale at area bookstores ($14), and the edition is available online for U.Va. readers.
With the theme “The Female Conscience,” the issue includes essays, articles, fiction, poetry and book reviews. Among the highlights is a new piece of fiction from Joyce Carol Oates, “A Book of Martyrs,” and a pair of poems from U.Va.’s own much-acclaimed and awarded Lisa Russ Spaar, a professor of creative writing.
The venerable journal is now under the auspices of a new publisher, Jon Parrish Peede, and editor-at-large, Donovan Webster.