Alaska Quarterly Review
AQR - Best Literary Magazine

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That one of the nation's best literary magazines comes out of Alaska may seem surprising, but so it is.

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Current Issue

Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, Winter/Sping 2018


  • 13 Short Stories


  • 6 Personal Essays


  • A Collection of Poems by 30 Poets

AQR – A Literary Magazine of Consequence

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Gratitude to AQR's Editor-in-Chief Ronald Spatz (top left) ,to Anchorage actress Vivian Kinnaird-Melde (top right) for her powerful and moving reading of Leesa Cross Smith essay “What Are You?” and to the exceptional discussion panel (L-R) Rayette Sterling, Shirley Mae Staten, Löki Gale Tobin (moderator), Julie Varee, and Kristin Hall. ... See MoreSee Less

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BRAVA! to prior AQR poetry contributors Joan Naviyuk Kane, Amy Gerstler, Ilya Kaminsky and fiction contributors Jennifer Haigh and Lilly Tuck. They have been named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows. Among Joan's AQR poems, "Exhibits from the Dark Museum" (AQR V31 1-2) was subsequently selected for The Best American Poetry 2015 and she has a poem forthcoming in our Summer & Fall 2018 edition. Please join us in congratulating Joan, Amy, Illya, Jennifer, and Lilly. ... See MoreSee Less

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