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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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST
La Villita Cafe / 418 Villita St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Kick off this year's AWP in style by joining 14 Alaska Quarterly Review contributors, including Elizabeth Bradfield, Alyse Knorr, and Kathleen Winter, in celebrating AQR's 38th year of publication, at our 2020 AWP literary reading. A free drink will be offered to the first 20 attendees, and finger food, additional drinks, and books will be available for purchase. Co-hosted by Virginia Konchan, Heather Treseler, and Hannah Perrin King, AQR’s Deputy Poetry Editor, the venue is just steps from the convention center -- don't miss this magical event!

List of readers: Elizabeth Bradfield, Rushi Vyas, Jackson Holbert, Cynthia Atkins, John Wall Berger, Alyse Knorr, Octavio Quintanilla, Kate Partridge, Matthew Minucci, Charlotte Pence, Jamella Hagan, Kathleen Winter, Virginia Konchan, Heather Treseler.
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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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