Alaska Quarterly Review - A Literary Magazine
Alaska Quarterly Review
AQR - Best Literary Magazine

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Vol. 36, No. 1 & 2
Summer/Fall 2019

The Lonely Isalnds: Attu and Kiska
Essay by Nancy Lord
Photographs by Irene Owsley
STORIES: 12 Short Stories
ESSAYS: Three Personal Essays
POEMS: A Collection of Poems by 26 Poets

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A Literary Magazine of Consequence

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

The Washington Post Book World

How large the scope of this exceptional journal is. AQR has always sought not only work of aesthetic strength and power but also work that includes a rigorous questioning of larger societal issues.

Jane Hirshfield
Contributing Editor

It remains one of our best, and most imaginative, literary magazines.

Michael Dirda
The New York Review of Books

Fresh treasure.

The New York Times Book Review

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Brava! Jane Hirshfield's 9th collection, Ledger, will be released by Knopf on March 10. Ledger is "a pivotal book of personal, ecological, and political reckoning from the internationally renowned poet named “among the modern masters” (The Washington Post). Jane is a contributing editor of Alaska Quarterly Review. Photo by Curt Richter. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kudos to AQR contributors Lee Conell, Renée Branum, Lance Olsen, and Anjali Sachdeva. They are among the 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing (Prose) Fellowship recipients of $25,000 each. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brava! AQR contributor Eliese Colette Goldbach. Her compelling memoir, “Rust" (Flatiron Books/Macmillan), will be in bookstores on March 3. It's an "affecting, unblinking portrait of working-class life" (Kirkus Reviews) focusing on her experiences in her rural Ohio hometown and working in a steel mill. AQR published Eliese's courageous essay "White Horse" (AQR Vol. 33 1-2) about her rape on a Christian college campus in rural Ohio and its aftermath. It was reprinted in The Best American Essays and widely cited. ... See MoreSee Less

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