The Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought Fall 2023 issue features a wide range of essays to pique reader’s interests: “Outbreak Communication: Exploring the Relationships between Health Information Seeking Behaviors, Vested Interests, and COVID-19 Knowledge in U.S. Midwest Populations,” “Emblematics Related to Émilie du Châtelet: Voltaire’s Mistress, Muse, and More,” “A Contemporary Overview of Dyslexia,” “‘Façades for Emptiness’: Jim Thompson’s The Nothing Man,” “The Therapeutic Role of Animals in Health Care: From Before Florence Nightingale to Current Practice,” and “Homo Athletica to Homo Digitalis: Esports as Sport.” This along with poems by Allison Blevins, Paul Dickey, Rob Hardy, Marianne Kunkel, David Lee, and Chad Weeden fill the pages to challenge and entertain. Cover photo by Saketh Garuda.
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