From quaquaversal, as defined by the Merriam-Webster: Latin qua qua versus turned in every direction (from qua qua wherever, in whatever direction, in every direction—from ablative feminine of quisquis whoever, every, reduplication of quiz who—+ versus, past participle of vertere to turn) + English –al—
The work included in this issue of BafterC begin with the word as origin point, and from here, the pieces do turn wheresoever and everywhere. The writers’ turns are beautifully divergent. The intention of curating this issue in this way is that—side-by-side and together—the pieces reinforce community and common ground.
Guest edited by Sandra Ridley, this issue contains work by Jonathan Ball, Christian Bök, Michael e. Casteels, Stephen Collis, Judith Copithorne, Stan Dragland, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Steven Heighton, Jennifer Londry, Jeanette Lynes, Sharon McCartney, Christine McNair, George Murray Michèle Provost, Carmel Purkis, Michael Redhill, Kevin Spenst, Jennifer Still, Gillian Sze, and Grant Wilkins.