MAR is back from a busy and fruitful AWP in Minneapolis. We celebrated the journal’s 35th anniversary, hosted a party in an art gallery complete with a cake and a keg, gave away lots of hotdish recipe cards and MAR issues at the booth, and best of all, connected with some of our wonderful readers, contributors, and former editors. Here are a few snapshots of our time in Minneapolis:


First stop in Minneapolis: the giant spoon and cherry! (Okay, not really.)


Editors extraordinaire (Managing Editor Sasha Khalifeh and Editor-in-Chief Abigail Cloud) at the booth!

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Assistant Fiction Editor Lydia Munnell and Assistant Poetry Editor Jenelle Clausen at the MAR booth.


It’s party time! MAR celebrated its 35th anniversary by throwing a cake- and beer-filled party at Gallery 13.

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Cake! (We’re willing to overlook the missing “n” in our name. Parties are not for proofreading.)


More MAR party goodness.

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MAR editors live it up!


Here’s just one shot of a MAR contributor (Cynthia Marie Hoffman) reading at the party.

MAR group

From all of us at MAR, thanks for a fantastic AWP!


 photos from Laura Maylene Walter and Chelsea Kerwin